My days had passed in silences with flurries of thought in a landscape that changed slowly. Note by note the music brought a sense of time back to me. Each pause was charged with anticipation of the next note and the slow revelation of a tune…I did not understand the words and did not need to. The sadness was clear in the tune and the singer’s tone and in the expression of the listeners, as was the beauty shared between us.
–Rory Stewart, The Places in Between