David Schuster ~ It is not down on any map; true places never are

David Schuster ~ It is not down on any map; true places never are

i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue dream of sky;
and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday;
this is the birth
day of life and love and wings;
and of the gay
great happening ilimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any – lifted from the no
of all nothing – human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

—e.e. cummings


Bluette by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

I have to say that I think this is such an amazing piece to pair with David’s picture. I am just hearing it for the first time. I was thinking Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo à la Turk,” but saw a link to this song, thought I’d check it out. The song structure, the chording, and even some melodic fragments, are vaguely reminiscent of Erik Satie’s “Trois Gymnopédies,” it seems to me. I’m sure it’s no accident. And, as you know, Erik Satie is the patron saint of P1xels.

So … a beautiful piece for a beautiful piece.