It’s very difficult to explain the effect the first blues record I heard had on me, except to say that I recognized it immediately. It was as if I were being reintroduced to something that I already knew, maybe from another, earlier life. For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.
~ Eric Clapton
(Clapton: The Autobiography)
And a third gift from Val Erde – thanks ever so much, Val!
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You’re welcome, Barbara. 🙂
“It was as if I were being reintroduced to something that I already knew, maybe from another, earlier life.”
Music can be such a powerfully spiritual experience!
Yes, a fascinating quote, that he seemed to accept that as a real possibility!! And a waycool experience!
And another fascinating piece of art!
You’re welcome, OM! 🙂 Whenever I see Eric Clapton playing his guitar I sense that he is at one with the instrument, that it is directly connected to his soul.
Great quote and photo!
It was and is the way I feel when I read Conversations with God Book 1 ! Spoke from and to the deepest places, I heard the voice… !
I am Love, Jeff
I’m glad that you enjoyed the words and picture, Jeff! That feeling of deep connection when ‘being reintroduced to something that we already knew’ is a cause for joy, isn’t it? And people have so many ways of describing it…
A very unusual picture, I love it.
A great quote by Clapton.
Val is a fascinating artist, isn’t she? And Clapton a fascinating musician…
Congratulations on finding the perfect quote for the picture. Another quote that needs to be read more than once.
Thank you, Rosie! I’m glad you found Clapton’s words thought provoking…
Good pic to accompany the thought.
Perhaps the recognition comes from the roots of blues – partly from Irish/Scottish music entering America long before.
That’s an interesting idea and connection, Paul. It wouldn’t surprise me to find that link through blues music transcending time and place.