Tuesday, September 10, 2013


The interesting thing about harmony is that it is usually created by two or more notes that are not the same. While unison (two identical notes sounded together) is technically considered a type of harmony, we usually think of harmony as being created by differing notes that complement each other in a pleasing way. The music I love best takes me through a variety of experiences-- unison, pleasing chord-based harmonies, and even dissonance, that unsettling rubbing of notes up against each other just before the chord resolves back to harmony at the end of a phrase. For the same reason, I love the varied interactions I experience between science and religion. Sometimes they sound in perfect agreement, or unison, and this is pleasing. Other times, they give us agreeing but differing notes, or perspectives, that are beautifully complementary, and this is more thrilling still. And occasionally they rub up against each other in temporary incongruity, causing an intriguing dissonance waiting to be resolved. I believe that the symphony of truth, authored by the Master Composer Himself, contains every true note in the scale, in the most sublime combinations we can imagine and that, in the end, even the most dissonant chords of our present experience will resolve into the most glorious harmony we have ever heard.


  1. What a great way to look at this. And beautifully written.

    1. Thanks, Amber. (I know why you appreciate the music analogy!)