Archive for June, 2012


Through Water

What can you see with two eyes?

You need true eyes.

Tune your mind to the clear skies and leave the storm behind.

Walk through the rain and wash away what you would only wash and keep.

Keep only what you need.

You don’t need what you’re leaving behind.

Walk to me and leave wet footprints so all will know the path.

The way to come,

Through water.

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Listening to a great Jazz improvisation has the remarkable ability to renew itself with every listen that follows.

Even with a recording there is the awareness that what you are listening to is something that was created in the moment. On the spot this animal springs forward, or slides out with grace and measured ease.

A union of talent and necessity, with knowledge as its soul, its consciousness. The idea that rings through a great Jazz improvisation is the marriage and divorce of knowledge. It’s using what you know to create something you’ve never heard before.