Well, as most of you can tell from the quality and quantity of my writing, I am not much of a blogger. But I had some thoughts this weekend on our drive back home to Wisconsin that I figured I would share.
My thoughts intertwined an Italian Opera that my wife and I were able to watch in our hotel room, a discussion that I had with my sister-in-law, the country music, the Eighties pop, and the Christian music we listened to on our drive home. I enjoyed the discussion and variety of music very much. I began to think about life as music. How we all have a note to play. I thought Why can't we be like great composers or arrangers of music and play the best notes available to compliment the melody that is playing? Notes that create harmonies and overtones with each other like the music Christine and I were listening to.
I know there is a place for discord and diatonic sounds that create mood and emphasis in the correct places, and I recognize that we are all different: some of us are flats, some sharps, some of us are whole notes or half notes, but we all can play a part in making the people and actions (symphonies) around us better. Not for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others. I thought about the event we had attended in Northern Minnesota and the organizer, Jim Zup, and his great team of volunteers that bring together the people in the towns of Ely, Babbitt, and Tower. I guess the lesson that I gleaned from my thoughts is that we should try to play the best notes that we can that are appropriate for making the entire piece (Life) excellent.
Hi my name is Mitch and I love making maple syrup. I would like to use this blog to let people know where we will be set up for demos and occasional thoughts about life. Feel free to comment and share your thoughts, I would like to hear back from you.