on that note

from my booklet “words within 2018”

music does something
very much different, to my brain
than mediation, music
seems to generate
levels of memory, bringing them
to the present, while
meditation allows
time to pass through
and brings to the present
what is valid
for this moment

“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.” 

Hermann Hesse – Siddhartha