"Music is the Sea"
Music makes the world go round... not just an idiom of speech, like Elvis has left the building, Every cloud has a silver lining, or Burning the midnight oil.
In actuality, music is making the world go round.
Scott Borchetta, founder of Big Machine Records says, "Music has value"... a true message among the music industry and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Why the tip?
Because we're all living on a deeply rich water planet.
The power of music and the amazing sea have many correlations, in fact they're virtually one and the same.
To "tune in", let's start with a musical reference, "Blood, Sweat, and Tears," a pop R&B psychedelic rock band. For a moment, let's break that name down in terms of musical composition & science.
Music is the sea, and so are we.
Meaning: The ocean is in all of us... "Blood, Sweat and Tears."
I believe music, the ocean and us is a coming together of science and faith. One does not exist without the other. Our Creator designed us to be "in tune." Not haphazardly or by accident, yet by divine design.
Einstein proclaimed that, "If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music... I get most joy in life out of music."
He also stated that God "is not playing at dice” during his later years trying to disprove the very theory of quantum relativity he helped create.
So from the beginning, we are magically made in a watery-womb environment, to then be birthed and connected with our planet. As a baby, we are closest to matching the 71% water to 29% body/mass ratio, exactly as our precious blue planet reflects.
We possible have called it "Earth", "terra/soil/land" by the mere fact we as a modern species have been primarily living on land, yet we exist, live, and thrive because of the water element of our planet... mainly, the ocean!
In fact scientifically, the ocean is in every breath we take.
So while we're busy going about our business on a farm in Ohio, in a skyscraper in Manhattan, or in a recording studio in Nashville, we can only do that from the gift of the sea.
If that seems far-fetched or impossible, we are daily reminded of that essential sea- connection and dependence though our blood, sweat, and tears.
Our Blood ~ moves like an ocean wave, in a vortex motion, the “spiral of life."
Our Sweat ~ controls and balances our bodies' temperature and made up of mostly water with small traces of dissolved solutes.
Our Tears ~ human tears have about the same osmolality as blood plasma, with half the salinity of the ocean. Still, salt water tears we share with other nonhumans like the dolphins, whales, elephants, dogs, and chimpanzees.
For those who have "animal companions" (pets), you might have noticed that animals have "e-motions" and tear up, as in crying. Sweat and tears systems evolved in humans as an aquatic feature, as an excretory system for salt.
Yet, have we forgotten our essential water connections?
What might be the key in bringing us back to remembering?
I say, Music!
Rodgers & Hammerstein II got it right... the hills are alive with music! It's all about "The Sound of Music.”
Now in science, music is the harmonic of a wave.
The ocean is made up of many waves, continually waving, like our breath and our blood. Vortex motions.
What are "waves?"
Waves are said by physics to be an ENERGY TRANSPORT PHENOMENON, much like our favorite songs moving through us. They emotionally move us and transport us... resembling the waterways of our home planet.
One may call this a phenomenon!
Described as an occurrence, a circumstance, or a fact that is perceptible by the senses, that’s typically unusual or difficult to understand or explain fully, a marvel. That would be music and the sea.
Taylor Swift wrote in for the Wall Street Journal in July 2014, saying, “Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable.”
We could say the same things about our oceans... important, rare, and valuable.
A marvel and a phenomenon.