Thursday, June 25, 2009
I've been writing today. I'm working on a new worship song. Sometimes it's strange watching a new song take shape. I listen for sounds in my spirit and it turns in to scribbling on a sheet of paper. Wrong notes and dissonant chord slide up or down the keyboard, morphing into a sound, a rhythm, a melody, an emotion. It moves in a direction and then falls off the sheet as I try and find where it goes next. I repeat it, then wait until I hear what's next. Sometimes it's a muddle, sometimes it's crystal clear. But it's always a challenge I love. It's a conversation that I can't rationalize. It's a molding that I only help to form. It's one of my favorite things.