Like Heaven

[Email conversation between me and a friend.]

From: AimeeLovesYou
Date: Oct 28, 2008 6:45 AM

Friend: In answer to your question “Are you happy, at peace, etc.?” No, not particularly.

AimeeLovesYou: Think of what takes you to ‘that place,’ like when you hear a really good piece of music or see something that touches you and takes you somewhere high. Try to recreate that in your life. Not the exact moment or feeling, just how you got there. The mental space you where in. How you created that space. That’s what I am working on; creating space. When a see a pianist like Vladimir Horowitz or Glenn Gould playing — getting swept away by the notes, by the feeling, the sound, watching them leave their body, their thoughts — I can’t help but think that it is a higher place. A level beyond the one I usually experience. But is it a choice? Could we spend more of our time in that higher place? What would life be like? If just by watching someone else spend time in that place, by only watching them (or simply hearing them), I too get taken to that place. How powerful it must be. How divine.

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