The single

musical phrase

haunts my

imagination, happily

resounding in my core

and I discover the clue

in that passage

of J.S. Bach:
What makes my

heart leap and

eyes weep

is the musical

“counterpoint ”
where the relationship

between voices

are harmonically


and yet

independent in rhythm

in contour
Which is precisely what

I seek in relationship:

one with whom there

is interdependence


enjoyment moving

to each day’s music
but with each of us

independent in the shape

of our own lives.

Like all good


it springs

from attentive presence,

deep listening and

I want to sing


with focus and joy,

making music that

sweetens another life

and brings more beauty

into being.

©Laurie Lynn Newman


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