May 24, 1981
May 24, 1981
After pianist Olga Tarlá Silva’s recital at PRÓ-VIDA’s Cultural Center
I think I know what happened in the beginning. I think I know. I think that in the beginning there was no sound. Men couldn’t pick up sound. Men didn’t have cells that could pick up sound vibrations. And the whole world was a total silence. Not because there was no sound, it’s just that men couldn’t pick it up.
Until, with time, thousands and thousands of years, the veils that closed the ears, the eyes, the cells, started coming out. With the removal of the veils, men gradually started hearing the sounds.
When some of the ears’ veils were nearly removed, man heard the sound of water for the first time. He was amazed with the sound of water, but thought that this was the only frequency that existed, only the frequency of the sound emitted by the waters. And man became amazed as he heard the sound of the waters.
The Universe was no longer silent. Man went on, and the veils kept coming out and new frequencies could be picked up.
I believe that at some point man started to hear another frequency, another sound: the sound caused by the winds. He then had two sounds: the sound of the waters and the sound of the air, of the wind. Two elements of nature gave man the perception of the Whole he was in. And man thought everything was water, everything was air.
I believe that as time went by, more veils were gradually removed. Then man discovered another sound: the sound that was produced by earth. The sound of earthquakes, the sound of particles… the small sounds, the big sounds, started to be heard. And man then understood that on Earth, where he was, there were other frequencies, with which he could integrate: water, air and earth. Man was living in this triad.
One day, after a long time, man discovered, by the removal of the veils, one more sound: the sound of fire. The salamanders of fire emitted sounds. Man realized: he put together the sound emitted by salamanders, the sound of the gnomes that existed on earth, the sound of the undines that were in the water, the sound of the elementals that existed in the air. Man understood that he had removed the veils from his ears. Four frequencies, four worlds that lived in a quaternary plane.
He then, with these sounds, tried to integrate himself. He himself, man, started to produce the first sounds. He tried to imitate the sound of water, tried to imitate the sound of fire, tried to imitate the sound of earth, tried to imitate the sound of air. Studying, studying, searching, one day man discovered that he could combine all that, and then he formed the first harmonic ensemble. Music appeared. Music appeared, the first ensemble, which was the ensemble that was translated by sound, by the integration of the environment he lived in. Man was integrated by the environment, when he heard the total sound of the environment.
This man, then, became differentiated among all other men, because he was a man without veils: he was a man who was now able to feel the harmony, because he was integrated. This man was then called an artist. Time went by and the artist remained as the one that has the knowledge of the Whole, for he is the one who is integrated with the Whole.
The artists tried to manifest in the most different ways: some through painting, others through sculpture, others with a wide variety of instruments.
Some of them made history as they managed, through their hands, and especially through their feeling, to externalize the maximum of the feeling of the integration they had reached. They manage to bring into the relative world all they have within their hearts, all that abundant source, all that nectar, as if the heart’s floodgates had been opened, pouring out the nectar to all those who are able to feel this sensitivity, and drink from this nectar, the essence of God, in an act of Goodness, in an act of Mercy, in an act of Giving.