There is a quote from the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho which reads; “There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”I try to live my life by this mantra. In fact, that is one of the reasons why I did my pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella. I realized that only through taking action would I be able to heal myself from that which was bothering me. And, on that pilgrimage I learned a lot. Mainly; it’s about the journey and not the destination.
Therefore, right now I am trying not to focus on getting to my symphony concert next February but rather enjoying the journey toward it. I’m enjoying arranging for orchestra and that’s what I should be focusing on. And, everytime I write it brings me right back to my journey in 2004. I will make some of this music available to you all very soon.