Three Chords

Three chords and the truth is the melody of a life to be enjoyed.

Three Chords

Many times, less is more.

There is merit to the KISS principle:
Keep It Simple Sweetheart.

For music aficionados, the minors and majors add a dimension of emotion to the foundational key. Variety is the spice of life. Yet, the basics of scale and note must exist before flavor is added.

So, it is with melodies of the heart.

We can achieve harmony with a commitment to always: Honor the Past, Respect the Present, and Trust the Future.

The Basic Functions of Harmony

At its core, all music can be considered an interplay of tension and release. The degree of tension can come from dissonance vs. consonance, orchestration, dynamics, or a hundred other musical elements. The key to using tension and release is balance. With too much tension and no release the tension can become unbearable and the music unlistenable. On the reverse side, if the music is too neutral with little to no amount of tension it can be dull and lifeless.

The Perfect Country Song

He sits with his elbows on the table, mellow and relaxed. He smiles a lot, and his deeply lined face is dominated by serene brown eyes. “A lot of country music is sad,” he notes softly. “I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth — that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.”

Honor

We are the beneficiaries of those who have gone before. By their sacrifice — the blood, sweat, and tears of their effort — we enjoy opportunities, otherwise impossible. Everyone has done their best, with what they have known and the resources available.

Respect

Right here, right now, it’s great to be alive. This is the only moment to boldly make our decisions. By setting aside the regrets of the past and the anxieties of the future, we can focus on the choices available at this time.

Trust

With preparation, comes opportunity and success. By doing our best to become all of which we are capable, we can confidently look forward and know that goodness waits for us. It might be in the form of lessons to be learned. Or, it might be a celebration of accomplishment. Either way, it will be right, for us.

Three chords and the truth is the melody of a life to be enjoyed.

For generations to come, that song will endure.

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A Dance To Love

Strength of will and courage combined with the flexibility of thoughtfulness and humility results in a softness that overcomes bitterness every time.

A partner with whom to dance,

Adventure calls for us to take a chance,

To courageously dream of a future embrace,

Two separate souls bound together with love as a lace.

Some may prefer to dance alone in a line, while others may choose to dance with many in a square. My wish is to have you slip your hand in mine as I slip my arm around your waist. I’ll share the steps I know as we begin our journey and delight in the variations you will teach. The only guarantee is that boots will be scuffed and laughter will abound, as we continue our trip around the sun.

While understanding that we are all on a journey of discovery, those who are undefined at any given moment create anxiety. Although I can accept matters of the spiritual realm on faith, as a mere mortal, I will seek to understand your likes and dislikes. My intent is sincere, yet less than pure. I desire to give all that you need and want, so that I might receive likewise.

Since life is the hand of cards to which we awake each morning, I admire those who play theirs with grace and poise. Strength of will and courage combined with the flexibility of thoughtfulness and humility results in a softness that overcomes bitterness every time. As the windows to the soul, the eyes can be beacons of hope and the sparkling oasis of plenty.

As unique and temporary as snowflakes, we each have a song to sing. The beauty is in the harmony that comes from performing our individual parts. As youngsters, two might have become one. The wisdom of maturity suggests a better result by bringing together the individual melodic tapestries to unveil a complex symphonic mural. The fun will be in weaving the threads of love into a chord that binds, forever.

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