One Hundred Eighty: This Is the Way We Harmonize

“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” – Khalil Gibran

Sunday, June 29th

My husband broke his elbow almost one year ago. It put his musical endeavors on hold, or rather he couldn’t continue on with his band at that time so he switched gears to supporting the shows at a venue he helped to build up. He put a lot of time and effort into getting the word out about the show that happened Sunday – a touring band from Tel Aviv composed of Israeli and Israeli-Ethiopian musicians. He put the word out to a lot of contacts in the local Jewish community, but in the end it proved difficult to get people out on a Sunday night.

I stayed home to watch the kids, but my husband had an interesting evening. He clicked with one of the horn players and discovered that they have very small degrees of separation amongst friends all over the world. Two men a world apart at a small show on a Sunday evening that discover an instant connection and kinship…

It gets me thinking that if nothing else, music is the catalyst that helps people strike up a conversation. Have you seen this band before? How did you get to be so good on the drums? What were you meaning when you wrote the line…? But music is so much more than that, isn’t it? It’s a moment, an emotion, and a reminder that this experience called life sounds so much better when we learn to harmonize with one another.

What does music mean to you?



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