Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September 24, 2008

Todd Rundgren
playing Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band album
Seven Springs, PA
August 2008
photo by Sharon Lee

Still I am reeling from the impact of watching "God Grew Tired of Us" a couple of days ago. (See yesterday's post) All day long I tries to visualize a painting that expresses what I saw in that film. At the same time I question the impact visual arts has on people.

I'm a big music fan-have no musical skills yet music is a large part of my everyday life. I feel music expresses emotions and is powerful in the way that no other art is. I'm not sure what it is about music that gives it it's power but I know that no mater how one feels she/he can identify that emotion within the realm of music and find a connection.

One of my favorite musicians is John Lennon. Although as a Dad, husband & friend he may not have been a success, as a musician he expressed real feelings and emotions that I can feel connected to over and over again. It is said that John believed that he could change the world through his music. Although the messages of peace in the 70s never brought the peace he envisioned in his lifetime, the sentiment of wanted peace is still valid many years later.

Peace Always