Life and Death Meditation

Today has been a busy day.

Now let us softly meditate upon life and death…

Where does life and death begin? At which point? Or is there even a point of reference? Could it truly just be a fluctuating cycle beyond time, beyond society?

What does life mean to you?

What of death?

Do you find this meditation pushes you to live life more fully? To live and die with gratitude? To love more. To hug more. To kiss more. To smile and laugh more. To dance more. To play more.

To be there more…

Good night. Sweet dreams my friends.

*Life and Death played by contemporary jazz pianist Paul Layton Cardall, who was born April 24, 1973. Suffering from a congenital heart defect, he was given only days to live, but defied medical expectations, enduring a series of surgeries and illnesses throughout his childhood. Finding comfort in music, Cardall began piano lessons at age eight, but quit six months later, frustrated with the practice routines. He did not play again for a decade. While in high school however, tragedy struck when one of his best friends was killed in a car accident. A grieving Cardall spontaneously composed a musical tribute, going on to write a dozen more songs and in 1995 privately pressed an album.


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