Goodbye, Pa

This morning I was listening to the philosophy of Alan Watts:

In music, one doesn’t make the end of a composition the point of the composition. If that were so, the best conductors would those who played fastest. And there would be composers who wrote only finales…

…and we thought of life by analogy with a journey, with a pilgrimage which had a serious purpose at the end – and the thing was to get to that end – success or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after you’re dead…

…but we missed the point the whole way along…

…it was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing or dance while the music was being played.

My Grandfather, Thomas Tipper Scarlett, sang and danced the whole way.

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3 responses to “Goodbye, Pa

  1. Beautifully said.

  2. Thank you for sharing, and what a great name 🙂

  3. Lovely sentiment. My condolences Joss. My thoughts are with your family.

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