You know and I know there are a lot of terrible things going on in the world right now. But let us not forget that It is mankind's ability to rise above adversity... to come together in times of crisis and in times of struggle, and to hope and strive towards a better future which makes us such a beautiful species. It is our resilience in these times that allow us to carry on arm in arm as we move forward. It is also our patience and empathy which informs our decisions and enables us to consider more than just our own feelings and desires so that we as a people... as a species can put our best foot forward. We can all be a gift to one another and lend our support, even in the darkest of times. Let us not forget our past, though. The history of all men... how we have hurt one another. Put each other down and allowed such anger and hatred to blind us when what we needed most was to open our eyes more fully. Yet each and every time we have risen above such actions to forge ahead and we have tried to make something better. Something we all hope can bring about peace in our societies. Let us all take time out of each and every day from hear on to seek out those moments when we can help each other...because in doing so we all move forward... arm in arm a little more each day. Pray for peace.
I believe that the great jazz pianist Bill Evans expressed his idea of peace in a truly beautiful way when he wrote his song Peace Piece. Such patience in its rhythm. Such sympathy in its melody. Within this song exists the idea of peace. It has been translated and presented sonically with such mastery you can't help but feel a sense of calm wash over you. Within that song there lies the understanding of the history of mankind, and the optimism and faith in people, and the hope of a brighter future. I hope you all take some time out of your day to sit down with your thoughts and have a listen to Peace Piece.
I made the above image while listening to Peace Piece and I hope it brings you a time of relaxation, relief, and reflection.
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