Where’s the one?

Ligo Haibun Challenge~ Quote Week

Here are the two choices presented this week.

‘If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.’
Lao Tzu
‘Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.’
Lao Tzu

The groove was strong. Late night drumming. No rules here. No leader. Twelve people in rhythmical harmony, dialoguing and improvising. Dancing hands. It sounded like a rolling wave. It felt like we were connected by a set ofย  invisible threads which combined to fashion a kind of star shaped cosmos between us. Our own temporal universe. A worm hole through which all things, not just us drummers, were connected. We sat on this ever evolving groove for hours. No one trying to lead, to control or to dictate. All ears open. Connection.Deep and real. Then it happened. We arrived. Together. Instantaneously. Not knowing how. At that place. Silence. No one could explain what had just happened. How we had just stopped on the same beat! No one cared. We just knew. We were there.

rhythmical journey

universal vibration

to stop on the one


14 thoughts on “Where’s the one?

  1. Sun says:

    unseen energy flowing freely from each participant…bringing their own gifts, rhythm and love. the goodness culminates to the one sacred moment. beautiful haibun.

  2. Hamish Gunn Fly Indie says:

    Fantastic! Must be an incredible feeling. I remember chanting together as a group when leading a drama session and and all finishing at the same time just like that, but that does not have the intensity of the drumming.

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