I started piano lessons at five and thus found one of my great loves. Music has given shape to my life. But I have a great love that precedes even those lessons: words. Books, essays, poetry, lyrics: I love them all.
So what could I love more than words about music?
Well, cookies, of course. But since I’m trying to limit sugar, I have found some wonderful words to share with you all.
In 1994, Sting gave the commencement address at Berklee. He talks about his first memories, how he became a musician, the power of music, as well as the power of silence within music. One of my favorite passages:
“When you watch a musician play—when he enters that private musical world—you often see a child at play, innocent and curious, full of wonder at what can only be adequately described as a mystery—a sacred mystery even. [···]