Monday, September 30, 2013

Life is Like a Piano

Today is Monday, September 30, 2013.

Translation: Life is like a piano.  There are white and black keys, but you have to know how to play both in order to have a beautiful melody.

Apparently, others have had the same insight.  Tom Lehrer wrote, "Life is like a piano.  What you get out of it depends on how you play it."

Someone else put it this way: Life is like a piano.  The white keys represent happiness, and the black keys show sadness.  But as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys make music, too..."

If I had to describe my life right now as music, I would say that the music is fairly quiet and melodic, with a few jarring notes here and there.  The music is slowly gaining in tempo, getting a bit faster now, and the orchestration is getting a bit more complex as I find ways to weave skills I learned earlier in life into the tapestry of my life as I am living it now.

If your life were a musical composition, how would it sound?  Perhaps your composition would have a number of different movements, to represent different periods in your life.  Some of them would be sad, played in a minor key, while others might be light and joyous.  Certain parts might have quite a bit of discord or disharmony.  What does your composition sound like right now?  Is the music being played at a quick or slow tempo?  Is it a march?  a waltz?  Is it jazzy, classical, New Age? 

If you aren't making the music that you want to make, how could you change the melody or the tempo?  How could you change your music from a minor key to a major? 

You are the composer.  It's your life, your music.  :-)

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