Frame 7. 1-2-3-4-5 Senses Working Overtime

Must be the time of year or the time of my life. Another post concerning the senses. The other day it was sight, today it is hearing. I was in my car today, listening to my iPod (an absolute obligatory accoutrement). I was listening to one of my own creations - yes, I make music too (is there no end to this mans talents I hear you gasp). Anyway, I was reminded of the time that I recorded it. It was the 30th August 2002. Not a special day in itself, other than being a couple of weeks before my 40th birthday. But it was also 10 months prior to a life changing event - my split from my wife. I was in my study, recording the tracks that were to become "Travelling without Moving" (a title from a quote from the film Dune) with my headphones on. At this point I should explain that I am not a masterful keyboard player and rely heavily on the computer software to correct my mistakes. So, it was with some great surprise that I found myself recording the lead track "live" to the point that tidying up was minimal. How it was that I played off the cuff in such an exquisite manner I will never know.  I can remember the rush of exhilaration when playing it back. Was that really me? Now to the point. I was recording with my headphones on. Playing along oblivious to the outside world and it oblivious to me. To anyone peeking in, I would have looked like some mad professor, enraptured by some experiment. That event, that feeling, that performance was for me alone to perceive. No one else was party to it. And today, that got me to thinking. As each day presents itself, what other senses might be at play where a person experiences an event which no one else can perceive? And as we alone experience it, do we appreciate that reality?

By the way. You can hear "Traveling Without Moving" on Myspace.com at the address listed in my links at the top right of this page.

Above is a photo taken at sunset in Bromley (UK). It was a fantastic sunset, I was in a flat overlooking the trees and strangely enough, as mentioned above, felt I was the only one seeing this magnificent sunset. I appreciated....


  1. sounds like you were tapping in to the universal consciousness much as anyone else does when they are "in flow" such as Einstein and other thinkers and meditaors such as Gautama Buddha

  2. Love this shot here. Very good sunset image.

  3. I really enjoy your post and photos. I especially like this one. I love taking sunrise and sunset photo's and actually have a whole wall of sunrise and sunset pictures that I have taken. I sometimes feel like I am the only one in the world seeing these wonderful scenes and catching an image of to share is just an awesome feeling.