Tuesday, July 08, 2014
It is always free.
I can hear them tuning up long before the house lights go up.
They clear their throats and stretch their necks.
While they are all not in the same rhythm they are all in tune.
There is no song more silver than that of a thrush.
There is no drum more resonant than that of the woodpecker.
There is no bass more interesting than that of the bullfrog.
There is no aria more moving than that sung by the wren.
Some days I get the whole symphony and other days it is just the chamber
and one can never see the conductor .
This moving free orchestral presentation greets me as I greet the day.
The concert hall is enormous.
Yet, each seating gives one a sense of intimacy
and this inspirational and sometimes heartbreaking art
is always free!