Don’t wait for the final note…
“When we make music we don’t do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition.
If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best.
When we dance, the journey itself is the point. When we play music the playing itself is the point.”
- Alan Watts (1915 – 1973)
Alan Watts was a British philosopher, writer and speaker, who held a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity. He wrote more than 25 books and numerous articles on subjects from personal identity to the meaning of life to the pursuit of happiness.
Almost 40 years after his death, the creators of South Park capture one of his speeches and help us remember that we tend to approach life as a journey… with a serious purpose at the end… called “SUCCESS”.
But we miss the point, the whole way along.
Life is a musical thing and we are supposed to sing and dance as the music is being played.