FIRST SNOW ON KATONAH
“During this time of Isolation, I would wake up early in the morning and do a little prayer, thanking for a new day, my family and our health, hoping that one day we would overcome this invisible enemy. I would then walk into the woods and then sit at the piano to read music for two hours.
It’s in the process of reading the work of composers whom I admire, when an idea emerges. Then it takes a few weeks or months for me to develop it and complete a song.
We spend a lot of time at the studio with my little son Otto, who enjoys listening to me playing the piano.”
“To practice meditation is to be aware of the existence of suffering. (…) If we take one side, we cannot fulfill our task of reconciliation in order to bring about peace.
Are there people who can be in touch with both Israelis and Palestinians, Pakistanis and Indians, black and white? There must be people who can get in touch with both sides, understanding the suffering of each, and telling each side about the other. We need people who can help bring understanding, mediation, and reconciliation to nations in conflict. (…) Can we be people who understand deeply the suffering of both sides? Can we bring the message of reconciliation?” – Thich Nhat Hanh
WHITE FLOWERS FLYING
In B Flat Minor
A work in progress.