As we go through life, things become more important than interpersonal relationship, companionship, sharing, caring, and each one giving freely to another.
In my life, I have truly been honored to be among the greats of our times. Looking back I see a great domino effect happening. Take for instance, Daniel Bonade, the founder of the American School of Artistry on the Clarinet. Speaking musical lineage, I am a second generation Bonade student. I’m one of many (what a huge family it is). Just from my standpoint, seeing the effect these great teaching have had in my life and being allowed to pass them on to others, has been and is a great joy in my life. Passing the skill sets as well as the inspiration to others extends his life and influence perhaps into the next millennia, that is if the world doesn’t implode on itself in the meantime.
Taking this concept to another level, Thank you Leonardo DaVinci , for modern day air travel. What a visionary, a dreamer and a true master. I know, in present day, the colossal impact one life can be, no matter how current or ancient it is.
Most of us seem to be merely actors in a bad play. Others stand out as true performers that can inspire others to achieve and make the world a much better place for future generations.
God see all the performances and applauds for everything and everyone. Some performances are ok and acceptable; others are mediocre but still acceptable. On the other hand, some are truly awe inspiring and we all applaud uproariously, for a space of time….and then go on with our lives, changed or unchanged by the experience. I believe that’s our choice and our free will.
Real and unreal, seen and unseen, what is, is, what is not, is not,
What’s real – people hungry with basic needs not met, human dignity – gone, wiped away, crushed for the amusement of others.
What is real – awe inspiring performances, gone unseen or squashed for whatever reason.
What’s seen and unseen (perhaps at the same time) are performances of faith, hope and love.
What’s really unseen – the very thing behind all of these….Faith can move mountains, Hope can bring peace, Love can heal the world.
A single human life is truly more valuable than any building, bank, insurance company, greedy corporation or war. Great performance… looks good on paper and television….great spin…..but who in human form will be around to give the applause if we take care of each other…