Sunday, April 12, 2009

Have Friends. Get Music. - The Final Day!


Welcome New Friends!
What is this Have Friends. Get Music. contest, you ask? Read about it here.


Where's the standings?
Well, there are none for two reasons. One, it adds a bit more tension as to who has the most... though, I think we all know Liz has handed a complete ass kicking in terms of entries. The second reason is because I'm not writing this Saturday evening... I'm writing this immediately after I finished writing Saturday's post. 

Isn't the "schedule" option great?

As stated in yesterday's post the final days we'll be talking about music. 

Music. Is. Amazing. 
My art professor would drop kick me in the head for saying something like that. She hated generalizations when critiquing thing. "How is it amazing? Amazing is a cheap word, describe what you mean." 

Fine, professor, this is what I mean:

Think about how intricate sound is in general from a physics stand point. Vibrations in the air shaking the air molecules between 20Hz and 20000Hz or... the frequency a peak and trough(cycles)  happens in one second. This vibration hits our ear drums and is converted to an electrical signal that our brains know how to process. 

But combining complex combinations of these frequencies over a time period creates a pattern our minds can recognize and remember. Simple vibrations in the air can elicit strong emotion... be it love... sadness... anger... angst. 

From vibrations. 

See, this is how my mind works. I like to take things most people take for granted and find the beauty in their workings and in their complexity. Finding out how complex some of the most common things are actually makes them more beautiful.

And you wonder why music means so much to me.

It means so much to me, not just because of it's complexity, but because it also reminds me to never stop looking for deeper and inner complexities of everything around me. To slow down a little bit and notice things around you that have always been there but that you've never noticed. 

Bring in the daddy reference...

I think it's also why I love watching Niamonster grow up. When she was born she was a constant tone, a wave that was unchanging - but the minute she entered this world is also when that wave started getting more complex. Little by little more instruments, more melodies and sub-melodies are added to the symphony of her life and who she is. When people see her and listen to her life I hope they are moved emotionally in many different ways - I pray she continues to always look for new and intricate ways to add to her pages and pages of ledger filled with musical notes of growth. 



What common thing's complexity do you find beautiful?


4 comments:

Liz said...

While I can't get nearly so complex as you have...

Things that grow. Plants confound me and befuddle me. The process of growth from minute to minute, hour to hour. And the complexity of how many different plants there are- from consumable food to poisonous killers!

But the most complex thing that comes from something common that I find the most beautiful... babies. An egg, a sperm. Combine together and in months... each little phase of growth... and we have nothing to do with it. It happens in its own way, on its own path.

Everyday miracles.

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That oughta satisfy her for the day.

ciara said...

I find sporks very complex :-) but seriously everything around can be complex if we look deep enough. Some of us, not saying me, are just a little afraid to look deeper. Can I just say typing w an itouch sucks? But it's all I have on vacay :-/

ciara said...

P.S. was voting involved in the contest??? Don't remember that & if so I'm screwed LOL