“Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin—find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.”
Beberapa minggu yang lalu, dan bertahan beberapa saat lamanya, saya
menuliskan catatan seperti ini:
I’m bored with music. I’m bored with
stories. I want some ... I need music or stories or things that could really touch
me. Or, should I am the one who should and shall touch someone…?
Entah mengapa merasa seperti itu. Tetapi, mungkin ada jawaban yang saya
rasa pas oleh Frances R. Havergal:
“Let us sing words which we feel and love,
with clearness of enunciation, and looking up to meet His smile all the while
we are singing. So shall we loyally sing for our King, yes for Him, Whose voice
is our truest music.
“… bringing them within hearing of loving and
sympathising words, and of the One name which is sweeter than any music.”
Tentu kita sudah tahu siapa Satu nama itu.