Having been a musician and mostly taught music for many years, I still miss it-a lot, and think about it a lot-probably too much. It's not that I can't hear music at all, but the nature of my hearing loss has a component that distorts sound and that takes away the "it" factor, the emotional response-the joy.
Comparing that to sight-would be like after knowing and living in the world full of billions of vibrant colours and then suddenly you could only see them desaturated or near black and white. Yah they're there, but just not the same.
Not trying to sound like a bummer today, but when I looked at this image-music in black and white; visual, it just made me pause for a bit and travel down that little dead end alley for a moment.
The other thing I thought about was how much this little tiny corner of a page of music tells you....if you know music. It tells you the that the piece is in the key of F and it's tempo is moderately slow, there are 4 beats in each measure and the first two notes are eighth notes. There will be harmony in at least 3 parts, that the song will repeat and you might even guess that the song may not be sung in English based on the first syllable. That's quite an amount of info in one little 2" square. Music is a remarkable thing.
It would be oh so cool if I could take my ability to understand the written page and turn it into something musically useful and fulfilling. But it might be even cooler if I put the page down and picked up my camera and turned that into something useful and fulfilling. Just thinking.
Happy Friday and thanks for listening and looking.