Today I heard wind chimes for the first time in as long as I can remember. I had forgotten completely how much the rounded harmonies affect me. The tones have no source; they are in my mind, audibly glowing.
Each time the experience is similar: the music moves in deliciously unpredictable ways, and I can feel myself trying to follow the melody, to introduce a pattern or purpose upon it. But the music moves naturally where it will, evading definition, denying my categorization.
Eventually I relax my automatic processes and enjoy the subtleties of an unknown direction.