The primordial language, the one stolen by insecure deities in the Babel metaphor but perhaps still spoken by whales and dolphins and insects and flowers and birds, the one that still speaks to us and through us. The language as perfect as the mathematics it mirrors but with infinite variables culled into resonant melodies, the language that plays our emotions as we do the instruments that mirror its own.
Messages hidden beneath the surface of messages willingly shared, messages played on mirrors of who we are and who we’ve been and who we’ll be; secret messages lying hidden in the music of the spheres, multiversal lullabies in shades of ultraviolet and infrared and colors humans never see but frequently feel. Music both sentient and reflective. Music the voice of the divine; the divine itself?
Misplaced or perhaps exhausted emotions live as echoes of who we might have been; melancholia played in shades of blue, hope and despair in yellows and greens, love in ambers and lavenders. Primordial drum beats emulating the beats of our hearts, cacophonic tempests in clashing brass symbols, winds playing in crafted brass tubes and vibrating strings.
Volitional vibrations, physics and biology and chemistry playing, creating shifting octagonal patterns resonating in memories yet unformed as well as memories in shadowy pasts, singing rainbows beckoning towards cauldrons of illusory gold, teasing sharps and minors and flats playing at sevenths and sixes with us. Finite infinities shaped in melody and beat, flowing and floating, dispersing, returning, repeating.
The primordial language, the one stolen by insecure deities in the Babel metaphor, but perhaps still spoken by wales and dolphins and insects and flowers and birds but that still speaks to us and through us. The language as perfect as the mathematics it mirrors but with infinite variables culled into resonant melodies, the language that plays our emotions as we do the instruments that mirror its own.
© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2017; all rights reserved. Please feel free to share with appropriate attribution.
Guillermo Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia although he has primarily lived in the United States of America (of which he is a citizen). Until recently he chaired the political science, government and international relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales. He has academic degrees in political science (the Citadel), law (St. John’s University), international legal studies (New York University) and translation studies (the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies). He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and much of his writing is available through his blog at http://www.guillermocalvo.com.