No worse for the wear, after several more minutes I finally came across the old amplifier. It was something I picked up at a garage sale in my old neighborhood. There was no branding on it and it had grown quite dusty over the years, so I could only hope that it still worked. Without further delay, I had everything all hooked up and we were ready to begin our impromptu jam session. I could only hope hope we were able to connect musically and make all the effort worthwhile.
The central nervous system is a rather mysterious and interconnected metaphorical network of roads. An impulse traveling along a lone pathway can turn a basic thought into an action. Although not always consciously, the brain is the sole operator passing sensations along the synapses. Although it can not be seen, music and sound have the ability to move the muscles of the body. When the mind is relaxed and allows sound to have a tantric impact on the body, the limbs can almost move independently and without due cause.
Although I have always been able to feel the impulses of sound on my muscles, I have always had a difficulty freeing my thoughts for long enough to produce it on my own. As I sat down with Alan and Lucy, I was overcome with a feeling that up until now I had yet to fully embellish. Alan began playing some arpeggios in a major key, while Lucy simply played some basic chords on the piano. I closed my eyes to try and connect with them. I always felt that one note, when played the right way, can turn ordinary sound into something beyond description.
To be continued…