Feature Article – David Jordan (Excerpted from the June 2018 Pro-Motion Music e-newsletter)
On the Train, Off the Train, On the Train, Off the Train…
We do know two things:
A. We are on the train and
B. It is moving.
The exciting news is, as humans we can stay on the train for a longer time than we thought and make it much further than we ever knew.
WHY would we want to stay on the train? We thought we knew where we wanted to go, how far we wanted to go. It should be okay to get off at a station and enjoy what’s going on around us. To stop and smell the roses. Nice idea.
What happens is that the train doesn’t stay at the station where we got off. It keeps going.
It’s important to know that if you want to get on the next train you can. Or you can take a different track in another direction. You just can’t hope for everything to stay like it is at the station where you disembarked. (that will be another article)
Well, the train stops at stations to let people off who want to or need to get off and picks up more passengers that want to go on. Hmmm
When new people get on the train, their journey might be starting where you decided to get off the train.
To them, this is a new experience and they are looking forward to a ride to somewhere, somewhere into the future.
Do you take a side rail and sit it out?
Do you look at all the tracks ahead of you and choose one?
With whom are you going to ride the rails? Here’s an important idea: Get people in your car that are smarter than you are. When you surround yourself with people smarter than you, if you don’t talk too much, you can learn a lot and be propelled forward.
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist with her husband David, media artist, are the creators and performers of Bach and Sons, From Sea to Shining Sea, and Around the World in 80 Minutes — live organ concerts with multi-media.