by Santiago Bonora

Love excuses everything, believes everything, expects everything, supports everything.
1 Corinthians 13,4-7.

I have always thought that discovering music is in a certain way discovering oneself; and it is that, that “self” that lives within us is made up of vital sounds that resonate externally with melodies, rhythms, times, vibrations.

Exposing that authentic being, what we really are, without emotional or social make-up, that “oneself ”, without a doubt makes us vulnerable, that is, brave. Vulnerability, contrary to what many believe, is bravery. If we do not take the risk of exposing ourselves emotionally, we do not achieve belonging or joy. For example, how many of us haven’t felt embarrassed, scared or rejected after writing and sending some silly text message or made a declaration of love and been rejected. That has undoubtedly made us feel ashamed, af raid, rejected because we are vulnerable beings; however, by exposing our true self, and by risking being authentic, we have been able to be creative, change our lives, we have been able to achieve love, a sense of belonging and of course enjoy the joy that this produces.

To love is to be vulnerable, it is to risk giving our hearts and knowing that it will hurt in exchange for feeling joy. Some of us do not allow ourselves to feel joy, we are terrified of being joyful. Ironically, joy might be the most vulnerable feeling of all. That is, when everything is going well for us, we think that something could take that moment away from us.

DIVINO AMOR is a piece of music designed to resonate with our vital sounds, vibratory frequencies that

produce feelings of gratitude. It is a balm of gratitude for the soul. Gratitude allows us to expose ourselves emotionally more easily, it allows us to understand our own vulnerability, our courage. Gratitude restores our “selves”, brings us to our authentic selves. Gratitude makes us vulnerable enough that when difficult times come our lives we don’t have to ask ourselves: What if I had done better? What if I had been brave?

I would like to share with you these words of Saint Paul that remind us that to live in peace and joy we must first be vulnerable:

“Love is patient, it is helpful; love is not envious, it does not brag, it is not puffed up, it does not behave basely, it does not seek its own interest, it is not irritated, it does not take into account the wrong received, it does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth.

Love excuses everything, believes everything, expects everything, supports everything.

I hope you enjoy this balm of gratitude for the soul.