Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Noise

If all the people of the world could agree on one perfect song that is the most wonderful song of all time what would it sound like? What would be the meaning? Would it even have one? Would there be words and a voice? There are so many options of sounds and stylings throughout time and space. Anything that creates sound can be considered an instrument and each person could play them in a different way so how would we choose? How could we ever possibly agree? Let me digress to religions, cultures, and governments. The world will never agree that any single one of them is perfect. Some will be more popular, more powerful, more effective than others but that doesn't mean it's the best for all people. I think maybe the best song is the one already playing. We can't hear it because we are all so busy making our part of the music. What would happen if we could step back and take in everything around us? Maybe we would all agree that together, without doing anything but live our lives, we have created it. The perfect song. Or maybe it would just be a loud horrendous, intolerable noise that we can only survive by exposing ourselves to small portions. Perspective I guess.

8 comments:

Farmer*swife said...

Wow GAL! Very Deep! Poetic day?

Jay said...

This is very deep!

The most perfect song that everybody would love? Maybe not. But how bout everybody just respecting each other's tastes and beliefs, right?

Knight said...

Farmer*swife- Not so much poetic as manic. I tend to get like this.

Jay- It's as simple as respecting each other and yet that seems so utopian and unachievable.

GMEyster said...

It's the impossible. Even families cannot seem to do it, let alone all of us.

The truth is, some people love to debate, argue, fight it out. I think the key is how you handle yourself in the jumble. At least that's what I'm trying to figure out!

Billy said...

I think it would sound like Barry Motherfuckin Manilow... personally.

R.E.H. said...

And, WHAT got you thinking about this today? ;)

Very deep and now it's got me thinking too, hehe. But, I think Jay said it best. There will never be ONE song that would suit everyone - people are simply different. Learning to accept and respect each others differences would as such be the perfect music for every individual.

furiousBall said...

I always like Kahlil Gibran's take on melody...

“But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:

To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.

To know the pain of too much tenderness.

To be wounded by your own understanding of love;

And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”

That's either the answer or Egg Man by The Beastie Boys

Darla said...

There is no better sound to me then wind blowing through trees. It's the sound that makes me want to let it all go and just be.