“History doesn’t repeat itself,
but it does rhyme.” Mark Twain
What rhymes in your life? Does your theme song have a good chorus? Do the verses in your ballad have a catchy melody?
Melody is, “a rhythmical succession of single tones producing a distinct musical phrase or idea.” Life is a succession of single moments we can arrange to produce a memorable pattern or impression.
I agree with N. T. Wright who suggests we are spiritually tuned to resonate with certain melodies:
- the delight in beauty
- the longing for justice
- the quest for spirituality
- the hunger for relationships
If these themes are present we are making music worth playing and sharing. If not, we’re out of tune.