Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Music 65.

Killing me Softly - Fugees

Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song...

With any good musician, you have something of a connection with their song. They're singing your song telling your story in front of the world. It's for you because it resonates on this larger than life level. I find that this happens with Art and sometimes with Words as well. People have this very strong connection to identify with subject matter it becomes owned and it's theirs. This song, that painting, photo or story is telling my story because...

And then it's you dying by the experience of it.

Sometimes when I'm listening to Music (@ a show or otherwise), visiting an Art Exhibit, a Museum, watching a Film, or reading a Book I'm completely moved by the experience as it connects with who I am in this life on a deeper level. The art reflects the essence of life. The joy and the pain of it. In the moment that I'm experiencing this connection and selfishly I want it all to myself. I don't want to share it. Yet it continues and so do I. People are like this. Music is like this. Art is like this.

With that thought an artist can capture the very essence of your being, your story. But because it's a stranger you're completely at a loss with wonder how they could know your story. Remember that we are all connected by the larger story. Our individual stories are the pieces of the puzzle. They are similar and relate in a way that creates the larger image. And we share our individual pieces so the larger image, the overall story can become whole.


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