Is A Room Empty If Magic Fills the Air
Acrylic on Board
24"w x 32"h
What is empty?
The definition I found online stated:
*adjective, containing nothing; not filled or occupied.
“The room was empty of furniture.”
*verb, remove all the contents of (a container)
“we empty the cash register each night at closing time”
*noun INFORMAL, a container (especially a bottle or glass) left empty of it’s contents.
Music, having the properties of a wave, is not a tactile material object. A song is perceived in our mind only through our sense of hearing . The sound waves are comprehensible only through learned interpretation via our brains ability to interpret the sound waves instigating vibrations on the stereocilia on the top of hair cells in the Organ of Corti. Hearing Music is one thing, interpreting it is quite another.
Consider this; You walk into a room, devoid of any furniture or other objects or creatures, (the door doesn’t count ), only the sound of your favorite song. I dare say you would think, “This room is empty”. But is it?