Saturday, March 30, 2019

     To this day, I still find myself in awe of the infinite combinations of words, melodies, harmonies, and rhythms that make up what we call music.  It all just amounts to a bunch of frequencies striking your eardrum, but when these frequencies vibrate in just the right way, something beyond words can happen.  I equate it to spirit whispering musical messages in my ears.

-- Freddie Ravel

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Just as a musician expresses individual talent and understanding and yet blends with the swelling magnificence of the orchestra, so too does the follower of Tao remain human and yet in harmony with the universal.

-- Deng Ming-Dao

Saturday, March 16, 2019

We must make ourselves the perfect instrument, much in the way a beautiful harp has all its strings adjusted.  If we are less than perfect, how will we harmonize with the universal music?

-- Deng Ming-Dao

Saturday, March 9, 2019

One of the most important things that music can do, surely, is show the possibility of a better world -- a glimpse of heaven, perhaps . . .

-- Gabriel Jackson

Saturday, March 2, 2019

. . . next to the word of God, nothing is so priceless and worthy of glory and praise as music.  That is, from the outset she rules all that moves human hearts . . . in such a mighty and forceful manner, that people are often governed and overwhelmed by their heart's emotions.

-- Martin Luther