The Sweetness of the Chant

I posted this last year on the day before the world was supposed to end following an observation made at a cathedral of capitalism a/k/a “the mall.” With government shutdown and the seemingly incessant barrage of distressors simultaneously exercising negative influences once again, I think a re-post may provide some offset. This too shall pass amigos.

high-grade discourse

A Zen sage once posed the question, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?”  If the frenetic pace of your life is  gracious enough to permit you to contemplate this, I urge you to do so.  Even though sound waves are produced from the snapping of the trunk and the tree hitting of the ground, only in the presence of a life-form capable of translating waves into sound is there sound, else there are only waves of energy.   Our ears are designed to receive these waves of energy and convert them into “sounds.”  I’ve often thought about the impact of these waves of energy on the human psyche.  Our existence is so dominated by our sense of sight that the magnitude of our ability to hear is almost an afterthought.

Think about how you feel when you listen to a song. Ever…

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About H3nry J3kyll
Vincit omnia veritas (using an obscure Latin heraldry motto makes one seem kinda learned and distinguished).

3 Responses to The Sweetness of the Chant

  1. Pass, Pass, Pass already…
    I suspect it has a lot of passing still to do before we see the light at the end of the rabbit-hole.
    Hi, thanks for visiting my blogcasa. :)

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