Friday, December 09, 2005

Life Is A Pulsating Symphony

Life is everywhere. The earth is throbbing with it, it's like music. The plants, the creatures, the ones we see, the ones we don't see, it's like one, big, pulsating symphony.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Mite Makes Right, 1994

Vibrations echo endlessly through time and space; from the first moment there was life on this planet it popped and cracked with energy. Waves of sound, inspired by drama driven situations and vivid settings, creates its own unique sound. And every person involved plays their own chosen instrument using sheet music that varies slightly by point of view.
We are each center stage of our own production and who we place into it makes up the orchestra. Some have perfect pitch, others are tone deaf. Controlling everyone is impossible since each possesses a different level of maturity and dedication.
The basic rhythm of life itself is common to each of us, but whatever skill we possess in adding to the beauty of the music depends upon our willingness to learn and practice doing something besides simply blowing hot air into a horn, or banging our own drum whenever the mood strikes.
Getting in synch with self makes our own notes clearer and more powerful, while seeing the strengths and weaknesses of all the players can aide you in helping them develop the former while overcoming the latter. And if we are lucky our music will be hauntingly sweet enough to draw a crowd.