As she was thinking of revising her essay for a literary audience for a reading in Los Angeles, Darlene said,
“I’m not everybody’s cup of tea.”
In music, the melody and rhythm are composed not only by the notes you play, but also by the silence you observe, the beats where you rest, the moments when you….don’t play.
That silence helps create memory. That silence builds identity. We recognize a tune by how it breathes and where…