Silly poem day

Thursday, 20 September 2012

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We need more cheeriness
In a world full of dreariness
There's far too much weariness
For my liking.

So let's put it aside;
And instead let's abide
In the things we can all
Take delight in.

Life is like a quartet: two thoughts on life and music

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

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1.)  Life is like a quartet: everyone has their part to play and each player has to listen to the others, so that he complements them; either by joining together in a strong voice of harmony, or by slipping into the background and allowing another to take up the tune and have his moment of glory.

Say you are playing a piece of Mozart.  The first violin might have the tune, while the other instruments will just have bars of repetition.  Dull as these parts seem on their own, when the music is heard as a whole, they provide the foundation for the tune to be built on, and they turn out to be vital in holding the music together.  I'm sure you can see what I'm saying here.  Even if you think you are not contributing in any significant way to society, or think your job is dull, you are probably a key staple without which the Whole would be lacking.  You are more important than you may realise.

2.)  Let's continue our Mozart theme.  Quite often when playing Mozart, the first violin might have a tune, then the second violin might echo it.  Doesn't this resemble our words?  We say something, and our words are echoed by others - like a pebble dropped into a calm pond, the ripples spread out around it.  Our words might be echoed verbatim, or perhaps along the same theme, but changed slightly, or maybe even reversed altogether, so that what is heard is the inverse of what was originally spoken.

Enjoy the rest of the week and God bless you.