music and time
Time slows down when you practice being present is one of the many ideas which Krista Tippett, host of the radio program Speaking of Faith, and Michel Martin, who reports on religion for NPR, spoke about in this conversation, recorded recently in Washington, DC.
They were speaking primarily in the context of science and scientists, as that's the main focus of Tippett's latest book Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit.
I was listening. however, in the context of the arts. I have known more than one musician to say that the time of being on stage is like that for them, a time of clarity and connection, when time slows down whether they are thinking about happening or not. Other aspects of the creative process have that effect as well, I find. What do you think?
Lots of thought provoking ideas for creative practice in that conversation between Tippett and Martin; it'll likely come up for discussion again here. If you're thinking of going to check it out, you might want to know that it lasts for about an hour and half.
Speaking of slowing down time... the singer in stone is at Saint Catherine's Church in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland. A place worth checking out too.
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