Part III: The Symphony
Have you ever been onstage
while an orchestra was
Let me tell you about it, then:
it’s the most magical thing
You’re sitting there, right in the middle
of it all. Right where the magic
The conductor raises his hands.
He might give a small smile, or just a wink;
he’ll look at the concertmaster, then –
then he’ll wave his arms, and it all starts.
The first note is crucial – it has to be
perfect. And it usually is.
The music starts, and never stops.
It’ll keep spinning, spinning –
pulling you in then pushing you away –
taunting, teasing –
but never letting go, always keeping you
within its grasp.
even as you close your eyes and smile
and welcome the