Sometimes my music background just won’t sit still and be quiet. I find myself writing more and more about the power of music these days.
For all of you classical music lovers, I have written a new essay just for you. It’s called Beauty Can Save Us: Mozart and Whitehead. I talk about Mozart’s last symphony and what it tells us about hope and possibility in a world of tragedy and suffering. I also talk about how Mozart is a metaphor for Whitehead’s idea of Beauty and God. Two big revolutionaries in one small essay. ( I had to drink several pots of tea while writing!)
Returning to classical music, I also give you The Whole Planet in a Single Note: Lang Lang, my favorite pianist who has a unique vision for saving the world through music and children. Yes, Beauty can save us.
Be sure to check out all the new essays on Jesus, Jazz, and Buddhism: Process Thinking for a More Hospitable World. A new topic daily, like food for the soul. Jay McDaniel has created a revolutionary on-line magazine with a many themes and variations.
May your holiday be filled with music–classical, sacred, rock, jazz–whatever your cup of tea!