Beyond a certain point, the music isn’t mine anymore. It’s yours.

An artist feels something incredibly profound and must use their creative strengths to manifest that feeling into a tangible reality.

The excitement and the passion of taking that inspiration and manifesting it, is what drives the majority of artists to their greatest heights.

And then at a certain point, the work is complete and it is released. Unless of course you’re a Leonardo da Vinci and you never let go of the Mona Lisa until you pass away. He believed that art was never finished, it was only abandoned.

Musicians ultimately release their music and over a couple years of touring, that music continues to evolve and of course in many cases get better.

But at some point, an artist let’s go and the art goes into a gallery or into a movie theater or digital streaming service, etc. At that point, as Phil points out, the music stops belonging to the artist and ultimately belongs to the listener.

Each of us probably carries the lyrics to a minimum of 100 and sometimes over 10,000 songs that we have grown fond of. The music catapults us through a range of emotions, saves us from a range of feelings and propels us through exercise, driving, break up of a romantic relationship, death of a loved one and so much more.

Music is truly a gift unlike any other piece of art. You can picture the Mona Lisa in your mind, and have at least a 30% recollection of what is in that painting, but there are songs that you know inside out and backwards like happy birthday, for example, that have just become part of your existence, if for no other reason then knowing how long to wash your hands during Covid😊

Songs truly are a gift that an artist is capable of bestowing upon their audience that an audience may actually retain in their own mind. Different than a painting, a book, a movie or otherwise.

I hope your Saturday is graced with wonderful music to elevate your spirits and accelerate your internal being. 

And for those of you who are familiar with Phil Collins let me give you a final word that will inject the entire point of what I have just said into your mind front and center…

I can feel it coming in the air tonight.

Take a listen, it will start your Saturday on a great note❤️❤️❤️

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!