Category Archives: music

Music Like a Family

I have struggled mightily to locate an adequate metaphor for the family, picking up and tossing away paltry images.  A puzzle is too one dimensional.  Yes, like a puzzle, our small family of four is a whole that fits together, each piece required in forming the complete picture.  But we depend on and play off…

The Way it Is for Me: Art and Ecstacy

Am I the only one?  No is generally the answer.  Uniqueness is a myth.  Sameness is more the order of things.  We humans are more alike than different.  That is our blessing, the grace of common experience amid the pain of perceived separation.   I sat in the dark amid audience looking at him sitting…

Daddy’s Girl’s A Rock Star

For Dad… The sun is setting. The air is warm and moist. It is June in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2005. Yellow and white Gerber daisies tied with navy satin ribbons decorate the tables. I have just stepped out of the embrace of my new husband, finishing our first dance, while the band played “These Arms…

Music: Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes

A person I care about once remarked during a conversation about our similarities and differences that he had never had a song in his head. And he meant this literally. Music is completely without value to him—a take or leave it condition of background noise. Since this chat I’ve thought and thought about what he…