....funny how the ego/identity fears vulnerability....likens it to death really."The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth"surely means that rather than run from being vulnerable we should embrace it,welcome it into our lives with open arms and hearts.We are o.k. with little children and animals but my oh my,how we seem to fear one another!
"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This",or"'tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" speaks of "A Love Supreme" as Coltrane reminded us through his horn.A love without boundaries which crashes through the paltry world of convention that we and our children may live transformed.
We must know "The Meaning of the Blues"in our lives and in our music for they are as one."'Trane,Bird,Lady Day....they knew and paid the price so that we could live.Next time you hear Billie singing"Hush Now...Don't Explain" remember that!
Shirley Horn "The Meaning of the Blues" unspeakably beautiful: