Friday, March 24, 2017

One of the reasons I love the piano is the sounds that happen between the notes I play. You could call it resonance. It is a manifestation of the constant interplay between what we have been taught to think of as the physical and the non-physical. My finger hits the key, the key pushes the hammer, the hammer hits the string and the string vibrates. That vibration sets off vibrations in the other strings. Those vibrations set off vibrations in the first string, and on and on.

But it is also more than that. It is a combination of the strings and the air and my ear and the wood of the piano and the room and the walls and the building and the entire cosmos. And it is still more than that, because part of what happens can not be broken down and described like this. Part of it defies description.

That's why I love it.

You just have to experience it.

It reminds me of you.

The reason it is so important that you be your genius is because of what your genius manifests. It is the same as what happens between the strings. Your genius creates a resonance. In order for the cosmos to be what it can be, we need the resonance of your genius. It has to vibrate those strings only you can. There are no replacements. No one can be that resonance but you.

The cosmos is like an infinite field of piano strings, waiting to be played. But the symphony of the cosmos will not sound until all the notes are resonating. Your part, the part you were born to be, is essential. No one can be it but you. It is not a part you have to learn, it is a part you have to remember. You already knew it. You are already perfectly capable. You only have to choose to remember.

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