Our Lives as Improvisational Jazz

We know that as we compose our lives we hardly ever follow a linear, logical path. Perhaps our lives are more like improvisational jazz. We take bits and pieces of familiar music, and we rearrange them to create the life that we are. Often, we only see the patterns of our life retrospectively. Mary Catherine Bateson reminds us that, “If your opinions and commitments appear to change from year to year or decade to decade, what are the more abstract underlying convictions that have held steady, that might never have become visible without the surface variation?”

Join us in this celebration of our lives—just as they are, just as they unfold. And, while we’re at it, let’s listen to some jazz as well! We’ll feature music of the acclaimed alto jazz saxophonist Willie Sordillo in our service.

A Soul Matters Conversation on this month’s theme of Commitment with Rev. Larry Peers will follow the service.