txema rodriguez

Everything Under the Sun is in Tune

We live in music. According to String Theory, we literally exist inside music. The theory claims that all matter consists of strings only a millionth of a billionth of a billionth of a billionth of a centimeter in length. And those strings are vibrating. Vibrating all the time.

Like infinitely tiny violin strings, these bits of stuff are all stretched to different tensions and vibrating at different frequencies. Each one produces a different note…a different bit of matter. And not just violin strings, but the strings of guitars, pianos, lutes, shamisens, cellos, ouds…all of them playing in concert, all of them in harmony. As we stand in the afternoon sun, the light serenades us and we sing back. The shadow hums in concert with the bench. It’s an immensely appealing idea.

We not only exist in a musical universe, we are music ourselves. That’s worth singing one more time. We are music.

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