Music and gratefulness
How easily we take music for granted. It can seem so natural, like mountains or life-giving water.
But to hear sweetness like we taste sweetness in chocolate or fruit, to hear beauty like we see it — this is a marvelous invention. All music is the meticulous labor of human beings, the product of millions upon millions of wriggling ancestors, each emerging tattered by experience and swollen with a unique life and song.
Music is a deliberate act of creation. What the human being does outside struggling for life is a miracle — an act worth some attention.
Here’s to music, and the musicians: thank you!
Gratitude is savoring life. Happiness is mostly attitude, not some thing “out there” one has to fight for to fill an empty cup. To nurture happiness is to adopt an attitude of gratitude. This is the first post in an ongoing series of reflections on gratefulness.