poetry, Quote of the Day

A Song in Labor

A riff rings in my ear. An earworm beckoning. A song in labor awaiting its due date.

There are too many subjects to consider focusing upon for this song that knocks at the door to my soul. I let the song in and we have a conversation. “Can’t you put them all together?” the riff asks.

“If only I possessed that much wisdom and patience. It would take a lifetime to learn all the lessons these atrocities teach.”

“You’re already 42. I’m not leaving.”

And the riff rings again.

Riff

Music, Quote of the Day

September 22, 2012 (about music on behalf of our gig tonight)

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. 

-Leopold Stokowski