I still appreciate what I learned about music rhythm and theory so long ago as I see it played out and through life's daily and seasonal rhythm.
There is no doubt a rhythm to our lives,
a special beat, a great symphonic musical if you will as unique as our DNA.
Our lives are played out with those quirky fast beat highs, those low, long whole notes and yes, even the seemingly silent half and whole rest notes.
"Clack, clack, clack, clack."
As a kid playing the piano I liked the whole rest notes best because they gave me time to figure out the next few notes I'd have to play ("'All Cows Eat Grass', Okay, that's an E! Here I go!")
I admit now that I'm an adult I tend to forget that "whole rests" are still an important part of my life. It's frustrating to be in a "rest" when you'd rather be running through a series of exciting, fast paced (presumably) happy notes.
But it's in those "whole rests" that we find our foundations, our character, our true self. This is incredibly important to the entire scope of our lives. They are that which carry us through and solidify the fast paced times of our lives.
If you are in a "rest note" period appreciate it for what it is, a beautiful part of your life that you may well learn and grow in the most.
Given time you will see that the "rests" were the important breaks you needed between two movements or chapters in your life.
"Clack, clack, clack, clack..."