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Is There Anyone Listening?

Posted by blamethebanjo on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Have you ever asked that question? I don't mean in the day to day situations we go through.It is easy to see that much of the time nobody pays attention. You know ,when you call back to check on something and talk to the same person you did yesterday and they don't have a clue what you mean.Not that stuff.I take that for granted anymore.

I think what I mean is when you play your instrument or sing with all your heart.Is anyone listening?Then sometimes I wonder if it matters whether or not they are.I doubt the birds' songs are sung to benefit those of us on the ground.Who are they singing for then?

The water running over rocks down the mountainside performs without audience much of the time.The times I have been lucky enough to hear it  I have felt unworthy in some ways.I have listened many times at the whipporwills' song at night and felt a meloncoliy mood sweep over my soul.I know the lonely bird was not aware that I was taking in his every note.All the same I was touched by them.

Are the notes drifting up in the air only to die out and be forgotten?You could consider this to be true if indeed there was no ear for the notes to fall on.My belief is that never has a note risen that has gone unheard.Nor has it been forgotten.Somewhere there is a collectrion we have as musicians added to many times.I believe the notes return to their origin,their home.Their Master.Our Master.

 



9 comments on “Is There Anyone Listening?”

banjosis Says:
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @7:57:59 AM

BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS! and I believe you are correct when you say not one note has risen that has gone unheard. The Master hears us and the Angels and they silently applaud our every song.

 

blamethebanjo Says:
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @11:09:15 AM

Thanks Banjosis for your remarks.Our music is like incense drifting up to Heaven.

irasmith Says:
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @1:13:02 PM

"Our music is like incense drifting up to Heaven"  WOW, really get the visual!

Good thoughts my friend!

u k sandra Says:
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @2:43:43 PM

I hope the lonely blackbird that sings me to sleep almost every night from the tree in my allotment knows that somebody is listening. It has the most beautifull voice.

blamethebanjo Says:
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @5:44:04 PM

Thanks Ira.  Sandra, I'll bet the blackbird knows you enjoy the songs she sings and does them just for you.

DandyRandy Says:
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @6:04:41 PM

Never know who your music will touch. Just keep playin.

blamethebanjo Says:
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @6:40:21 PM

Randy, I am trying my friend.

Shorty Says:
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 @11:35:39 AM

Yesterday it was 80 degrees here and the Birds sang all day, it's a blessing from God's Little Creatures to help cheer you up, Just keep Playing your Music my Friend , I know that God Hears it ! and that's what Really Matters !

blamethebanjo Says:
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 @2:56:17 PM

Shorty,you have been a true friend and inspiration for a long time.Thanks.

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