Beauty is so rare, so precious. And it isn’t arrived at easily. But it is one of the ways in which we can save ourselves, especially if we understand that in its deep center, it is love in action: the love of the music that leads an artist to spend a lifetime in creating it. And that love is sent to us. We all need it, as a salve for the wounds the world’s rough edges would inflict on us.
Here are two performances of the same touching song, TRES PALABRAS, performed at the 2014 Atlanta Jazz Party (a duet between Becky and Bucky) and three years earlier (Bucky’s solo).
Beauty never goes to waste.
Maybe these will help. And if you hiss, “There goes Michael again, one of those people who talk so much about love and beauty,” I accept it as a compliment.
May your happiness increase!