Debussy - "Images pour Piano, Set 1, L 110: I. Reflets dans l'eau (Reflections on the Water)"
I'm sorry for the delay in posts, it's been an overwhelming few weeks.
As I sit here reflecting on the tumultuous year, and especially last few weeks, that I've had, I think about how far a person can come in a single years' worth of growth. We can become completely new humans, with tenacity and struggle we shed our older skins and become the things we believe ourselves to be.
I look back on words I wrote almost 4 years ago and am aghast at the startlingly poignant message that lies within them, so forgive me while I quote myself:
"The world has opened it’s heart to me, and my life is beautiful. Heartache will come, and heartache will go, horrible things come and they are followed by the most gorgeous of moments. Dickens had it so right;
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way”.
When the Universe (or God) sends you pain, it’s accompanied by equal joy. Accept it, love it, live in the journey, and the world shall open up to you like an oyster offering it’s pearls."
So today, with quiet conviction and noisy laughter, I choose Claude Debussy's "Images pour Piano, Set 1, L 110: I. Reflets dans l'eau (Reflections on the Water)" as my, remember to look at how far you've come, history unremembered always repeats itself, a glance down at the bottom to give you perspective on how close you are to the top, song for a, accept it all, come what may, give yourself the space to cry and laugh and cry again - life is messy and beautiful and full of surprises.