Every musical work in the history of man has been composed from the same menu of musical notes. Yet, the new, the remarkable, the good, the bad, and the "different" continues to be composed in every corner of the planet, every day.
Leveraging those same old notes in new ways, in new combinations, in new arrangements continues to generate extraordinary pieces, seemingly without end.
In humans, the same menu of emotional "notes" have been at our disposal through the millennia – love, anger, trust, fear, happiness, sadness, joy, hope, and surprise.
In a remarkable book titled A Million Miles in a Thousand Years author Donald Miller posits that we have the power to "edit our own lives." Indeed, we do. We get to assemble, rearrange, deconstruct, control the rhythms, and the volume of our emotions every minute of every day.
How are we composing those notes in new and remarkable ways?
After all, it IS our lives we are composing.