I was supposed to start this post with the first line of the last song I heard. That’s Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Well that’s a problem. There is no first line. I thought about putting a small section of sheet music up, but I didn’t want to waste time finding an image on the internet. Besides, the prompt was clear. It wants the first line, not the first notes. Easy enough. No words, I can put up no words. That’s why there’s the blank space above this paragraph. That’s the first line.
The absence of words is as important as their presence, isn’t it? Certainly, but somehow I still feel like a smart ass kid who leaves a page blank, saying it’s a snow storm. That’s not very impressive. And here I was so happy that the music might create the illusion that I have some culture. Maybe I should have kept pretending that I was clever. That vanishes the moment you admit that you’ve copped out. Darn. I came up with such a witty title for the post.