Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Breaking Bread

One of our main reasons for being is to share our music with other people.

Boz Scaggs
Hello Belem, Brazil. May you have great prosperity.
A recent reader of my journal, Geo, wrote: "When I read a good poem, I think: how wonderful to share in this extraordinary moment. It puts me in touch with others who feel that way --artists, physicists, puppies."

The desire to share what we have with others is a basic human instinct, I think. But sometimes that instinct is turned away by other negative impulses. The need to hoard what we have for fear of losing it or because we are jealous or suspicious of others. We often come upon people who are not in the receiving mode, and evidence no interest in what we have to share. Sometimes our attempt to share seems to others as an act of egotism. And then there are those who will try to steal what we have and claim it as their own.

Isn't it a shame that those reaction come in the face of one's honest attempt to brighten someone's life by the benevolent action of passing along beauty and goodness however we managed to come by it?

I have faced all of those reactions in my life, both private and professional, and try as I might to become protective and possessive about what I have, I still want to share things with people.

A serious, conscientious performing artist works for many hours alone and with other artists to provide something that is worth sharing. He can't provide it by pushing a button. And when the time comes to present it to others, it is not an act of ego that motivates him, it's an act of love..

I have had my ideas criticized, scorned, rejected and even stolen. I once came up with a better way for a certain radio station to do its news broadcast. I got harsh criticism from the management of the station and was told not to do it that way under any circumstances. Listening to the station about 5 years later I heard it doing the news my way. Why spend any negative energy being angry at that?

Sometimes it can be amusing. One day someone quoted back to me my own statement about something by phrasing it as "an old saying." I thanked him.

I think the main thing I have to do and we all have to do is to be grateful to whomever takes the time and trouble to share something beautiful or beneficial that comes from his own thoughts and his own heart, and to be thankful when we are given the opportunity share what we love, our music, with others.

DB - The Vagabond
No fooling around, here is this week's puzzle.
These are all legitimate movie titles in translation.
Your task, if you wish to survive, is to translate them back into their original titles by the end of the week.

Several Saints
Uprising Over The Thanksgiving Dinner
How One Murders An Imitator
Swept Away In A Breeze
The Lion Is Burning It's Feet
What The Flute Makes
The Insects' Messiah
She Married The Monster
Mr. Summerfall Winterspring
The Chimpanzees Live There
Confessing When Drenched
He Paid Very Close Attention, Unfortunately
Boiling When It's Dark
Misplaced Religious Artifact Stolen
Trees Around The Little House
Leo's Secret Message
Ultimate Spanish Dance in France
Country In A Maternity Ward
Instructions In Stone
Creepy Creatures Aloft
The Bitch Is Domesticated

3 entries so far.

Good luck


(This is not a contest)

NASA has planned to send a two man mission on an 18 month trip to the planet Mars. It would take 6 months for the astronauts to get there and after 6 months of exploration another 6 months to return.

Should they do it and why, and if not, why not?

4 answers so far

I eagerly await your answer.



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Valerie said...

Gratitude is so important. I think it deflates the ego and helps us want to share. I loved this! Hope you are having a great day, DB!

Karen said...

A sunny good morning, DB. I am grateful for your dedication to writing and following my blog.