14 August 2007

Tension and Release

My piano teacher used to say this over and over and over again until I could feel the tension and release in my shoulders. Tension and release. It's what
music is built on.

At some point growing up--I'd like to think it was early on being the
prodigy that I am--I began wondering how this relates to eternity, when God sets all things right and restores everything to pure goodness. Music with no tension? Then how can we have a Beethoven's third? How can we have stories?

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Mark Goodyear said...

I love this analogy. I was telling a story to my kids this weekend, and my Aunt Merri was listening in. At one point, her presence in the story was defeated. (They were trying to cross a guarded bridge.)

When the character of Aunt Merri went to sit and cry on a bench, the real Aunt Merri said, "Hey, I don't like this story!"

To which I responded, "Merri, these stories depend on good conflict. And the adults aren't allowed to win. Only the kids."

Great little post, Heather.

Real Live Preacher said...

Tension and release. Hmm, I wonder how that relates to evil in the world. Instead of a world of goodness, we have tension and release, evil, recovery, forgiveness, and so on.

Nice connection!

Steve said...

Very nice writing. I enjoyed this piece.