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  • of life and inspiration has been ebbing lately. I often wonder if the muse that leans down to my ear from time to time is still hanging around. Then, when I least expect it, she manages to come out of her fugue and whisper a line or two that gets me started again.

    I do understand Angie's latest post. At 60, I've had those occasions now and then, but somehow, they never seem to satisfy the moment. I guess inaction isn't really my cup of tea. But there are moments when you have to walk away from the situation because you really don't have anything to contribute at the moment. Or at least that's how it feels.

    Once in a while, life seems to come to this impasse, a place where the doldrums of your days leave you in the lurch, leave you feeling as if you missed something, but you're not sure what it was. You scratch your head, and wonder about life in general. "I know I had this figured out," you say to yourself, "but I just can't remember what it was."

    I was thinking the other day about a theory I had when I was a younger man. It's a valid theory, I know. But I just can't seem to remember where it started. The principle is sound. Literally, the principle is sound.

    I know if I could find the right tone, it would all work out. You see, and this has been on my mind for a long time, if you could emit the right tone, make it a constant, all pervading tone that reaches every single human being on the planet, you could get everyone in the mood for peace. Well, at least in a mood that would lessen the chance for conflict.

    It's all about vibration. Music is the best example. I have watched a theater full of people become a unified being with the right tones, or arrangement of tones. Its the same with light. Certain colors soothe, others excite. Even some voices are soothing, calming. And light and tone are the same thing, really.

    There is a universal tone out there somewhere, a single note that can change the world.

    What drives me mad? I can't find it.

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