And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.
– Robert Burns
The theme for this month is Music, which is a topic most of us can relate to very personally. Oftentimes you’ll have a memory of an event that ties directly to the music played there. The types of music we are attracted helps define our personalities, which – along with our musical taste – changes over a lifetime.
Music affects people deeply and powerfully, and its power to heal is well-known and scientifically documented. Music has shown the ability to help organize the brain – especially vital to those who are afflicted with Alzheimer’s.
There is also a strong tie to mathematics and architecture. For millennia, great thinkers from around the world have showed that the mathematical laws of harmonics and rhythms are fundamental to our understanding of life and the universe.
At January’s regular meeting, one of our brethren with a strong passion for making music, Bro Benjamin Challet, will present a lecture on Music. We all look forward to hearing his thoughts on the subject.
W Bro Christopher Hebert