Today, WordPress suggests writing about talent, a talent desired. At first, I began thinking about all the things those super beings with capes can do. You know…leap tall buildings in a single bound, bend the course of mighty rivers, etc. But really, are these things talents or abilities? They’re abilities. What talent do I wish for?
Music. I want to create music.
I’m a writer. I’ve written two well-reviewed books. No, they’re not making me wealthy, but they have made me happy. I created two stories about two American Civil War soldiers. Said creation is what makes me happy. I love to imagine and to build worlds and lives with my imagination.
In much the same way, I believe musicians and composers build worlds and lives. Listen to Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Vivaldi, Wagner, etc. Close your eyes and let their music envelop you. You’ll see a story, feel it. You’ll enter a new world and return to yours changed…for the better. I wish I was able to create music, to create worlds with music.
Here’s a favorite piece of mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSIVfnsSOns
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