"Don’t play without feeling something. What you play is what you become, so please try to feel something!" - A.L.
I’m wrapping up this train of thought with a tip of the hat (and some mixed metaphors).
I did what I could in my first post to illustrate what the moment is all about for me: a hidden escape door to another world, like Lewis’ wardrobe in a song. And in part two, I wanted to give you an idea of what the moment can become when paired with the drunken joy of our Creator*.
I don’t know if I’ve ever seen somebody exemplify what I was saying in those posts better than my hero, Abe Laboriel. So I thought I’d show you some cool videos of him I found on this cool new website I found, YouTube.com.
I was introduced to Abe about 6 years ago when I saw this instructional video at school. Watch some of it. Get your mind blown.
Obviously he has some chops. But what is equally impressive is just how much joy he carries. It’s like he’s caught up in a dance, putting on display an exchange of lovin’ tenderness. He so savors the moment.