The Unplayed Melody


The Unplayed Melody

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by Jay Thomas, Music Director

The poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, writes that “all life is being lived,” and then asks, “Who is living it, then?” As I reflect upon leaving this beloved community and wonder what lies before me, I want to explore what it means to live a life “like (the) unplayed melody in a flute.” Join us as we examine this mystical rumination on life, the similarities between the early years of the 20th century (when Rilke penned these words) and our current age of anxiety, and how music might serve as both balm and beacon during these turbulent times.