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TIP OF THE DAY
Friday, November 3, 2006
This actually happened just before I bought the ALMA Minimal CD. I was travelling to the ALMA site in northern Chile. Tucson to DFW, then overnight DFW to Santiago, Chile. Then you have about 6 hours to kick back and wait. I was travelling with three engineers/architects from M3, an engineering firm in Tucson, AZ.
After dealing with all our paperwork and tickets, we went to the Gatsby restaurant to eat because they have wireless. After we ate, two of my colleages pulled out their laptops to connect with the world beyond the airport, and the other pulled out his cell phone and began punching in text messages.
I took this as my invitation to connect with my own deeper world, and pulled out my D minor-tuned treble kalimba - its high, clear pitch piercing through the background airport din. I fell softly into a peaceful relaxation, weaving the strands of Phillip Glass' "Koyanisquatsi" with my thumbs. How I love the kalimba, my companion in life's travels.