Tuesday, June 3, 2008


"I tell people that I speak three languages," the 15 year old daughter of a friend told me. "English, a bit of Spanish, and music." At 15, she is wiser than this middle-aged woman!

Only in the last few years have I realized how musicians and artists speak a language quite different from English or Spanish. And the world is a lonely place without other native speakers.

I consider myself fortunate to have a community of artists and musicians around so that we can revert to speaking music and art together. "See how the light bends around the tree and almost deforms its branches!" "That 2/4 measure in the midst of the 4/4 meter makes my heart flip in my chest!"

To some, gibberish, but to others, a cup of cool water on a dry and dusty day. Are you thirsty?


http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=nUDIoN- _Hxs


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