Sunday, December 21, 2008

Universal Truths

"I believe that music is the most important when the music stops. When a piece ends, that's when I really measure what effect it had on me or those who heard it." Michael Tilson Thomas



Same with teaching, don't you think?

And reading.
And writing.
And parenting, although the music only pauses for the briefest moments.
And Solstice parties, after all the guests have gone.

Come to think of it, any creative act qualifies.
So go forth and "make some music," but be sure you pay attention to what happens after the "music" stops.

1 comment:

  1. I love this thought.

    I think this is how I judge a book---if I keep thinking about it long after I've finished. The good ones stick and change how I view the world.

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