Music, language, culture, the trail of crumbs leading back to the evolution of human cognitive function. Lullabies may have been our first discipline or subject of learning, as sound sleep proved to offer great advantage for survival in a changing world.
The crumbs leading back to the time all we had was strength in numbers, no structures, no institutions, but plenty of time to observe the stars in relation to the cycles of nature and the relative positions of landmarks and watering holes to the map in the sky, and the effects of those environmental elements on the different personalities. All we had was each other, and we built up great numbers on those connections. It was certainly a lot of work, so, it’s understandable how some would try to solve that problem by taking physical distance, and some by taking emotional distance, or a compromise in between the previous two choices. Then, a gap was invented between the physical and metaphysical, between material and spiritual, reason and emotion, music and sound; separations that only exist in the observational, analytical, categorizing, labelling, never satisfied human mind, accumulating data without considering that reality will have changed by the time you have a statistics report ready. Numbers have a place in nature, but everything has its uses ( positive) and limitations ( negative sides). Numbers can’t keep up with our changes.
What can we learn from that? The way the Internet brings us together around the globe proves that we can communicate and collaborate with people who have different world views, if we’re committed to the objective – to the project – and passionate about what we do with our lives, what we conceive, create and share. We can adapt to almost anything, even cataclysmic snow storms. We’ve embodied the wisdom of nature in so many other ways throughout history, dating as far back as we can still deduct based on the few anthropological clues left in our DNA, and we can continue doing that to find beauty, truth and heaven inside us, not try to build it on the outside.
We trace back to who we were. from who we’ve become, and make conscious decisions and choices that define who we are, in the mind, by living each moment aware of ourselves, without letting that build into paralysing anxiety and self consciousness. The same way as a species, through the fabric of time space, while building new concepts and practices that better reflect the present situation, with the need to balance environmental maintenance( before we destroy our source of food) and divide the resources in a way that those who don’t need it don’t sit on it as the ones who need it to live are dying from deprivation.
Oh, yea, July will have a Blue Moon ( a second full moon within the month) on the 31st, it doesn’t happen very often. Which is sad, summertime sad. But it’s ok. I can make peace with that.
PS. I’ve been playing house shows and collective houses, and those are semi-private, with event invites being sent to friends, and friends of friends on social networks. So, these shows do not appear on my feed, but maybe your friends have friends who are taking music and art back into their own hands, and creating modern village communities of people who really care about each other. It’s fantastic! I recommend asking everyone you know, you won’t regret it. You’ll have a party to go every weekend where you see people who are cool and genuinely glad to see you and share time, laughter, food, music. And honest opinions, clean from the music industry’s greed, you know? I get to talk about this stuff I just wrote about because it affects my personal life, not because it’s what’s popular on mainstream media surveys.
I also recommend walking around naked in your living room. (Kudos to who can connect what these lyrics reference have to do with the text ; ) XOXO, See you around!