"Music is a secret exercise in arithmetic of the soul, unaware of its act of counting." - Gottfried Leibniz
Followed is a part of my all-time favorite song. It is my anthem, and if you understand it, you understand me. As with all art forms, every single person has their own interpretations of the art observed. I get a deep sense of warm humanism from this song, and the curiosity and fearlessness that everyone needs to make it through this chance at life. We are our own gods, and as such we have the power to do anything that we muster the strength to do. There truly is nothing beyond our grasp, so long as one lets one's mind be as unique and chaotic as it is.
TOOL - Lateralus (Partial)
Feed my will to feel this moment; urging me to cross the line. Reaching out to embrace the random; reaching out to embrace whatever may come.
Embrace my desire to embrace my desire to feel the rhythm, to feel connected; enough to step aside and weep like a widow. To feel inspired, to fathom the power, to witness the beauty; to bathe in the fountain.
To swing on the spiral, to swing on the spiral, to swing on the spiral of our divinity and still be a human.
With my feet upon the ground I lose myself between the sounds, and open wide to suck it in; I feel it move across my skin. I'm reaching up and reaching out; I'm reaching for the random, or whatever will bewilder me - whatever will bewilder me. And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been. We'll ride the spiral to the end; it may just go where no one's been.
"Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman--a rope over an abyss. A dangerous across, a dangerous on-the-way, a dangerous looking-back, a dangerous shuddering and stopping. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end: what can be loved in man is that he is an overture and a going under. I love those who do not know how to live, for they are those who cross over." - Friedrich Nietzsche, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra".
I am empathetic, discerning, polymathic and prolix