Saturday, January 3, 2009

FOR T.T....FOR PACHELBEL...FOR LIFE...

Apologies in advance, por favor...I'm becoming sentimental, in addition to just the mental part, here in my "beginning of old" days (according to Mae Mae). I have a song that I consider the song of my life. It is Pachelbel's Canon in D. I explained to Abby right before the twins' birth why I felt it explained our mortal journey so well. I'll attempt it here and then explain why I chose TT's birthday to do that. Pachelbel's Canon begins with a beautiful beginning, a little measure. It lasts about 8 counts. And it remains throughout the song. All other instrumentation is built upon that little measure of music. All of it. That little measure of music remains constant throughout the entire experience of the song. I believe it defines baroque music. Anyway, this beautiful little measure of music is constantly at the base of the song...it never goes away....all things are built upon it...it is always there if you listen...it enhances everything else in the song...this, to me, in my most limited understanding of life and music is symbolic of the gospel. That beginning measure, those eight beats, are the gospel...they are God...He is with us from the beginning...when we are born, from the moment we take our first breath...when we're placed in our mother's arms...and throughout every experience that is added upon us...our first step, our first sibling, our first kiss, our first heart break, our marriage, our first experience with death, our babies, our lives, everything that is given to us, everything that we lose, every experience, every change, God is present, always, if we listen, if we're quiet, if we pay attention, we are never far from where we started, we are never alone...just like the song, we always have Him with us...that first measure, it's never far, always always always with us, everything built upon that...and TT, today is your birthday and I remember the nurses holding you up when you were new and we made eye contact and you smiled, a big open mouth smile...and God is still with you and so am I...


5 comments:

Cindy said...

Debbie, this is beautiful and amazing and true all at the same time. You are amazing..can you copy this to me? How do you do it?

The Katzbox said...

Hi Cindy...man, I really miss seeing you! I can copy this and email it to you if you wish...would that be okay? I'm flattered that you like it...I just feel that this song really sums up musically how close God is to us...I think Pachelbel's Canon in D is divinely inspired...at least for me ;) love you!

hi, i'm nancy! said...

Deb, you blow my mind. In a good way. In a VERY good way. :)

The Katzbox said...

Mind blowing is good...it gets out all the debris... ;)

Em Dog said...

I love this entry and I LOVE ME SOME TT!!! Best cousin ever!!!