Friday, February 13, 2015

"it's magic"

i teach piano/keyboard, and even after all these years of teaching, i love watching my students progress in their skill and in turn fall in love with the beauty of the instrument. 

yesterday i was teaching one of my favorite students - he is six years old, bright, loving, funny and autistic.  his lesson is keyed around him learning the fundamentals of playing and experiencing the beauty and joy of music.   
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 i programmed a beautiful string pad with overtones of voices and begin playing a chord progression.  at first he was playing along with me and then, as is his way when especially moved by the music, he closed his eyes and began conducting the music.  

after a few minutes, he opened his eyes, (still conducting) and said, "miss donna, it's magic."
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i, of course, teared up and said, "yes, it is."
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how often, do we go through our day - forgetting the majesty, splendor, holiness and the mystery of the One whom we serve.  how often, do we fail to remember the "magic" that makes up each of our days.  

do you ever just listen to the music - - - -  
and remember that it is magic and the One who gave it is Majestic?
"to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever."

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