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Month: July 2014

Creative Expression Is An Act of Courage

Creative Expression Is An Act of Courage

Reaching for a Sky Full of Wonder “You’re just going to leave me?”  she said.  “You are just going to walk away and leave me behind?”  I looked at this tall, lean woman in her twenties.  She was visibly hurt, even angry.   I didn’t know who she was.  I turned and walked down the road. I  always remembered this powerful dream I had in my early twenties.    It would take me years to begin to understand what this…

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Why We Make Music

Why We Make Music

“After silence, that which come nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”  – Aldous Huxley Making music is an ancient and powerful expression. All civilizations have expressed music in one form or another to echo sacred ceremony, community unity and  rites of passage. When people gather to create music, either alone or with others, there is an energy released which is indeed inexpressible. Somewhere along the line we began to think music must be played “correctly.”  We began to judge what was…

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