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The Intersection of Science, Art, Music & Humanities

Sunday Morning Thoughts

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Music can be an antidote to the political storm howling around us.

Swedish musicians, Hanna Enlöf and Ylva Eriksson, who record and perform as Good Harvest, prove again that one plus one can be far more than the sum of their parts. Their intricate guitar playing and amazing vocal harmonies create an easily remembered signature sound.

They recorded "Woodstock" as a loving tribute to Joni Mitchell and have again shown there is always room for new and different artistry with time-proven music. 

Hearing "Woodstock" again stimulates regions of my brain that neuroscientists consider the core of emotional processing. Political unrest, civil rights, useless war, and gender-torn memories of the 1960s surfaced. Thank you, Good Harvest!


This musical antidote and taking a long walk through the park on the Santa Fe Trail to saturate my eyes and brain with what's left of breathtaking autumn colors, while deep breathing crisp mountain air, reminded me that although the human mind is biased toward positive emotional memories, important times in history should always be remembered, lest we forget to exercise our right to vote.  

The act of voting reminds us of those who have given their lives for the legal freedom that allows us to do so. This freedom, right, and responsibility must always be encouraged and fiercely protected.  

We hope you enjoy today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities as much as we enjoyed presenting this fairly new talent. 

Ellen Troyer, with Spencer Thornton, MD, David Amess and the Biosyntrx staff

Biosyntrx strongly believes that appreciation, exploration and commitment to science, art, music and humanities add significantly to the global greater good and are important parts of the intellectual whole.


For those of you who remember Bill Evans, his luscious "Peace, Piece" is perfect for listening to while deep breathing to help control anxiety over this week's mid-term elections, no matter your political preferences.