Category Archives: FLEXIBILITY

“The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.” ― Confucius


Reeds Of Innocence – Poem by William Blake

Piping down the valleys wild,
Piping songs of pleasant glee,
On a cloud I saw a child,
And he laughing said to me:

‘Pipe a song about a Lamb!’
So I piped with merry cheer.
‘Piper, pipe that song again;’
So I piped: he wept to hear.

‘Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe;
Sing thy songs of happy cheer!’
So I sung the same again,
While he wept with joy to hear.

‘Piper, sit thee down and write
In a book that all may read.’
So he vanish’d from my sight;
And I pluck’d a hollow reed,

And I made a rural pen,
And I stain’d the water clear,
And I wrote my happy songs
Every child may joy to hear.

William Blake

As any jazz musician knows, it takes flexibility and adaptability for improvisation to create beauty.

Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer, From Chaos to Coherence

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I think rock & roll has prepared me for a lot of flexibility.

Billy Corgan