Sharp Rock, Smooth Falls . . . . [ click photo for next . . . ]
On the road in North America.
The whispering sound of a small waterfall. . . .Composed
of many tinkling, richly complex, high-pitched overtones.
This otherworldly sound is echoed, perhaps, in the
above image’s long wash of smooth, steady, flowing time.
This is not the time or rhythm of busy traffic; it is
more akin I think to the manifestation in the physical
world of some spiritual essence, say, that of a human being,
or that of a piece of Classical music, like Vivaldi or Bach.
These are musics that seem more discovered than
Im also reminded that this manifestation of spirit is frequently
not 'all of a sudden,' but rather the work of a lifetime, or perhaps
many lifetimes, as the Buddhists say.
And as any real performer knows, two signs of a music's
greatness of spirit are that we feel we have betrayed
the truth of a piece when we play with less than total
conviction, and that we, alas, can never achieve a perfect,
complete performance. There is always something
more, more to be perfected, more to be revealed.
What could be more beautiful than that?
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I might just mention here, following the ethical principle,
First, do no harm, I never use cars or snowmachines. I
do everything on foot, bike or ski. LIKE I AWLAYS SAY:
"How you get there is more
than half the photograph."
I would not want to work any other way.
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