This is my first post since the end of 2017. So, belatedly, Happy New Year!
I’ve been spending the last 6 weeks working on a new piano composition. It has been coming to me very slowly, in bits and pieces, but now feels complete. It’s a very simple tune, but also has some lyrical complexity that intrigues me. It feels like riding a wave. I had 5 or 6 different ideas for the title, but settled on “Awakening.” Awakening to the day. Awakening to what’s happening in the world. Awakening to one’s own inner “music.” Awakening in consciousness.
I have also been working on drawings for the book I plan to write. Each chapter (there will be seven) will have a drawing that represents the theme of that chapter. Five drawings are finished. When I complete the other two, I will share them all in my next blog post. The drawings are inspired by the seven chakras, or wheels of energy in the body that relate to various stages of our human and spiritual development.
I still think about the book a lot, and have written a few pages of the first chapter, but mostly the ideas are still just sloshing around in my brain, and I feel like the time is not fully ripe for actual writing. I guess it’s the incubation (or gestation) phase of the process! But now that my piano piece is complete (as long as I don’t get enticed by something new), and as soon as my other two drawings are done, I believe I’ll be ready to immerse. Or, maybe I’m just procrastinating???
Anyway, here is “Awakening.” I’d love your feedback!