How To Listen To Life
In 1897, a musicologist and music critic for the New York Tribune named Henry Krehbeil wrote a book titled, “How to Listen to Music.” Henry said it was for the “untaught lovers of the art.”
Perhaps, that is what many of us may be, untaught lovers of the art…of life.
And, just as Krehbeil’s eloquent explanation of each instrument’s role in the resulting harmony gave his readers a newly found interest in the concerto, so too, can we become better listeners of our daily experience.
When we listen to the world around us, we see things that suddenly have brighter colors of clarity. That is, their place in our life has more importance and appreciation.
Similar to a finely tuned musical performance, each day can bring the sound of highs and lows, providing meaningful contrast to the entire recital.
It’s the difference between merely hearing the confusing sounds of an array of instruments and actually, living in our personal con