There were two comments made to me — about me — in the last year that I have been pleased to keep active in my memory:
1. “If I were stranded on a desert island, I’d want to be there with you.” I knew what my colleague meant by the statement. She had witnessed my broken aura. She knew I’d find a way, a solution and anyone in my close proximity would benefit from my instinctive, inventive, inspirational ways to survive. Another person I told about the complement, totally missed the mark — replying that I’d play my oboe to keep happy. That’s not at all what the comment was about.
2. When you play oboe, I see a white glow around you. You bring life to the notes. This comment was especially impressive.
“The Auric Field – Aura is life. It is the energy that animates our physical body. The auric field exists in different layers sometimes referred to as harmonics because of the color fields they emit. Each layer of the auric field is a body just as real and alive as the physical body. Each layer is a mini world with its own sense of purpose. The magic of the auric field is in how these mini worlds intertwine and dance with one another. These layers interconnect with one another determining our experience with our physical reality.”
I currently perform with the Sunbury City Band. It doesn’t provide income — most of us professional musicians can’t survive on our highly skilled craft. But band is part of my “music therapy” — priceless reward of camaraderie.
My next therapeutic session will be providing music for others during a Sunday at Six program at All Saints Episcopal Church of Selinsgrove. Second Sunday at Six (10/13/2013). My mother (Mariam) will accompany me with piano on four pieces. One selection will be for unaccompanied oboe.
The proposed program is a mix of traditional folk music, standard ballads (instrumental version) and film theme. Hope to see you there — if you’re in this country or county.