The concert at the Thailand Cultural Centre on 10 February in which the Siam Philharmonic Orchestra played Mahler's Ninth Symphony opened with a piece of classical Thai music called "Waves Against the Shore".
During this trip to Thailand, on a couple of occasions I sat facing the sea and just watched and listened to the waves lapping against the shore. And I learned a lesson or two from them. I learned that:
They are weeping for the human misery.
They are caressing our souls, healing our wounds.
They are revealing to us some immortal secrets about life if we care to listen, like how time is immaterial, or how to persist on the one hand and let go on the other.