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Allie

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Music of the Heart
« on: May 14, 2017, 06:52:25 PM »
I enjoyed reading the post from Jim, where he shares the words of his wonderful Seraphim Gabriela.    She states that the sounds of the environment are part of the Symphony of God and of the Universe.   She speaks of the harmonies and vast altered chords of sounds.

It reminded me how much I have been enjoying the samples of music and lyrics that have been posted on the Forum.  I thought of the effect that music has on us.   I remember reading a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900).   He was a German philosopher who had some very strong opinions on many subjects.   One of his well known quotes is: "Those who were seen dancing, were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

But it was what he said when he was just 13 years old that I remember:
"God has given us music so that above all, it can lead us upwards.   Music unites all qualities: It can exalt us, divert us, cheer us up, or break the hardest of hearts with the softest of its melancholy tones.   But its principal task is to lead our thoughts to higher things, to elevate, even to make us tremble..........The musical art often speaks in sounds more penetrating than the words of poetry, and takes hold of the most hidden crevices of the heart................."

Namaste,
Allie
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