From as early as you can remember you have heard music…heard tones, and sounds, and wonderful music in your head. Music which tingles all the day down to your heart…swirling around and travelling all the way to your toes…
Magical music of every colour and shade…happy music, sad music, the floating sounds of Mozart and the crashing sounds of Beethoven….the bass of a wicked Beatles song.
You remember those hot summer days, nothing to do, bored out of your mind. You remember rolling around on the grass with your friends, or tucked into a closet, with a radio nearby pumping out the latest hits on the radio.
Always music. Always the ethereal flow of notes shaping your spirit and your soul.
You grow up, you sing, you perform, you think you want to do this forever….sing, dance, be on stage! and have the feeling of escape from the day to day.
And the day to day catches up with you. You grow, you “mature”, you become realistic, you still listen and you feel and you flow with the music on your good days and your bad days….and music becomes a wonderful way to distract you from your life – but you leave the ruminations behind…..
And while wandering through that rather wonderful, but sometimes boring, day to day life, a little bird appears. A little bird perched…singing…singing so beautifully…and with such an open little heart. The joy and twinkle; the trill and hopping over the notes. The effortless flow of eternal notes…..that little bird was born to sing.
Listening to this bird, as the sun rises and as the sun sets, fills your heart with unending love, pleasure and peace. And a little fright.
You want to keep this little songbird safe and sound, but you also want to shout from the rafters what a beautiful gift you have found. However, if you share this bird it might fly away, it might get crushed, or god forbid it might decide it doesn’t want to sing anymore.
The real world might scare this bird…and shut its voice forever, to you..to everyone…and it would be your fault.
So are you greedy? Do you keep the secret songbird to yourself?
Are you the only one that hears its beautiful sounds? ARE you supposed to be the only one to hear this bird? ARE you supposed to share it?