If you’ve read this blog before, you probably don’t need something to remind you that I love the music of Pat Metheny, the jazz composer and guitarist.
Yesterday, while I was walking to work, I heard this song of Pat’s:
(YouTube video of “Something To Remind You” found here)
While I was listening, I saw some things to remind me of issues I think about a lot. For example, I noticed barriers and obstacles:
As the song “Something to Remind You” came to an end, I noticed this, which reminded me of something else:
As can happen, there were some barriers and obstacles, there, to making sense and meaning. There was also a lot, in that image, that I could take in and understand.
In this post, I could continue to show somethings to remind myself of healing work and other experiences I witnessed, yesterday.
Yesterday, before I left my office, I noticed something was gone — something to remind people that tears (and any other feelings) are always welcomed where I work.
Yes, all my tissues had been used up, yesterday. Now, that picture is something to remind me to bring more in, today.
I’m not sure, exactly, how else to mark this Day of Remembrance,September 11, in today’s post.
Perhaps, just this: A thank you to all my readers for all the memories you bring here today. Then, perhaps, silence.
Or, if you choose, I’ll offer another Pat Metheny song that showed up in my earphones yesterday, for the first time ever. It was only just now, as I was creating this post, that I discovered this song was from his album “One Quiet Night,” when 9/11/01 was right there, to remind him.
… on his new album One Quiet Night, the New York based guitarist takes a turn towards quiet ruminations on solo acoustic guitar, largely inspired by post 9-11 moods.
(quote found here)
Recorded by Metheny in his New York City home, half of the material on the CD was captured on a single night in November 2001 ….the November 2001 session was not originally intended for public consumption and was entirely improvisational in nature … In the liner notes, Metheny hopes this album will offer his listeners “some peace and enjoyment.”
(quote found here)
(YouTube video of “Song for The Boys” found here)