Wednesday, June 6, 2007

In Perfect Harmony (Dona Nobis Pacem)



I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I’d like to hold in in my arms and keep it company
I’d like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
Ah, peace throughout the land.


As you may have guessed, I (The Rock Chick!) love music. I’m thrilled when it speaks to my emotions by making me scream, laugh, cry or sing along. Sometimes music even causes a physical response by not allowing me to sit still one second longer. Hey, when the dance floor calls, I gotta go!

Music contains its own grammar and logic and communicates thoughts and feelings through vocal and instrumental sounds and written symbols. It is indeed a language and is sometimes even called the “universal language”. While music’s many cultural accents may sound incredibly different, they all use rhythms, melodies and harmonies.

I used to sing alto in a four person a cappella group. The human voice is only capable of singing one pitch at a time, so each person in the group would contribute a different pitch. When combined, these individual pitches would form a chord and chords sound much richer than any individual tone on its own.

But, a person can not sing a chord by themselves. They need others to sing the different pitches at the same time. It’s the combination of the differences that make the whole. If everyone is out there singing the same note, there is no harmony and there are no chords.

Today is Blog Blast For Peace and I wish that everyone would just take an extra moment and listen to what other people are singing. It might be different than what you’ve chosen or what you are capable of singing and that’s great! Nobody wants to listen to a choir of sopranos singing the same note for any length of time.

We need the world’s different pitches to achieve perfect harmony and I believe it can be done. We just have to listen. Just because the sounds are different, doesn’t mean they can’t be complementary and go hand in hand.

So, let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
I’m listening.

30 comments:

Elaine said...

What a beautiful post & globe! I'm going to try to keep my ears open starting today ...

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Rockchick! Thanks for visiting my blog...that was a great post. Keep singing!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Queenie said...

I'm listening as well. Lovely words, lovley blog, peace be with you.

Lynn said...

Love the song you posted. It's now my LSS - last song syndrome. It keeps playing in my head.

Mom Unplugged said...

I love the music analogy. You are right, we all need to listen more. Peace to you and yours!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

lovely message.... peace.

smiles, bee

CountryDew said...

Lovely. Great song for today. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Sarge Charlie said...

thank you, i hope that you will see peace in your lifetime

Dayngr said...

Great post. Glad to have found you via your peace globe. Come stop by for a visit.

Odat said...

Peace to you and yours!

Jamie said...

Thanks for dropping by Rock Chick. It's nice to see "PEACE" pulling us all together.

TorAa said...

Thank you for your entry. It's really great so many bloggers do it for peace. My post do expose The Nobel Peace Center - year around for peace.

I've dedicated my Blog 4 peace primarely to Nobel Peace Center, in the way you can click into this non-profit center to se what it's around, talking about all year around working 4 peace.

hugs

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

May the warmth and spirit of this Peace Globe Day bring us all peace. You’re globe is beautiful.

Bud
From WTIT: the most peaceful Tape Radio Station ever…

Bond said...

Music is part of every post over on THE COUCH...

Nicely put today...Have seen you everywhere I have traveled...

Grant Us Peace - "All You Need Is Love"
Sitting On The COUCH For Peace

Lavender said...

Great post for Peace! Thanks for stopping by.

Lexa Roséan said...

Peace Rock Chick
The Witch Dr is IN

Anndi said...

Beautiful globe, wonderful words.. music to my ears!

Peace... it begins with me.

Lara Croft said...

This is awesome and I loved your references to music. I've only begun to get into singing myself, and though I do not have a lot of self-confidence about it, I'm enjoying it. Take care and peace to you and yours - LC

Starrlight said...

Happy Blog Blast Day!

Imma (Alice) said...

Thanks for visiting my Wordless Wednesday post on Peace. Peace to you and yours.

This Eclectic Life said...

I didn't get to visit you yesterday (preparing for carpet stretching today!), but I thought about you. As always, it was a delightful post. I love the analogy to music. You Rock, Sister.

mar said...

Lovely peace globe and lyrics, music makes this place a better one, let's rock for peace.
:)

Travis said...

I'm cruising by from Mimi's. I love this post! I may link back to it on my blog.

Happy Peace Globe Day.

Peace to you!

Rosemarie said...

Brilliant! Using music and singing in unison to produce a melody of peace.

Heavenly Voice

Annelisa said...

You've certainly pitched in with this post... it is in harmony with so many others, I'm reeling with the sound! It's beautiful.

I've been following you round the blogosphere (seems you've gotten everywhere just before me :-) )and seen the words of your song [I remember it well from many years ago!] over and over.

Your globe is oh so beautiful - I love pictures of doves like this - gorgeous!

Peace to you and yours, now and always

Words that Flow

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