As I sat there listening to music being created right before my eyes, manufactured by human hands up on the stage two tent lengths away, it struck me how amazing the moment was. How lucky I was to be alive and experiencing it. A resounding hum roiling behind my breast bone – the hum of music another om of humanity.
And it is no coincidence that the space music swells is the same place that aches with longing for life, the unnamed.
For where there is a lack, there is also largess.
A void with the ability to be filled.
An ebb and flow
A sacred space that the filling and emptying of reminds us of the balance of life.
For every pain, there will be achingly beautiful joy.
For every time we feel bereft, there will be the overwhelming beauty of belonging, of certainty.
Seeing such music flow from the source brings the magic to life even more. It is the shared experience, the affinity between and among all humankind: a common ache for the sublime, a beatific high when we attain it, and the lonely muddling through when we don’t.
We all are passengers on the same journey, all trying to find our way.
On nights like this, our souls travel together.