Sunday, April 13, 2014
Just a Closer Walk withThe Principles of Design
Dear Gazing out the Window,
A few days ago, I was giving a lecture on The Principles of Design. You know them: Balance, Unity, Proportion, Rhythm, & Emphasis. You cannot go wrong with these five, walk with them and you walk in beauty. But, I digress; in reading about Rhythm, I was directed to the fabulous Yoruba Talking Drum, as explained and demonstrated by Ginger Baker. Yes, the same Ginger Baker, of Blind Faith. I played this song over and over on my parents' turntable. The record just appeared, out of the blue, in the family collection- I imagine it must have come into the house when my uncle Mike died- he was an artist, and what they used to call a free thinker. Well, Ginger led to Blind Faith, and Blind Faith led to Van Morrison, and then it all led to Just A Closer Walk with Thee. Could you follow that?
In the Presence of the Lord
Be Thou My Vision
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
(one, two, three).
Think just as freely as you possibly can, dear ones!