Sarah's Secrets by Jim Szana

How can a person stand by when something ominous is about to happen to their family?

Sarah is a master storyteller. She retells the story you thought you knew with personal anecdotes and a riveting narrative. She brings to life in the 21st century a believable and, more importantly, inspiring story of a person’s struggles and how she copes or doesn’t cope, but ultimately her faith grows stronger. Everyone who read this will laugh, cry, and learn from her depiction, which is so real and pertinent today, 4,000 years later. Sarah’s Secrets is a fascinating and new artistic approach to the lives of Sara, Isaac, and Abraham.

About the Author.

Jim Szana (Zahn-ah) is a Vietnam vet, a retired blue-collar clinical dentist of fifty years, and an accomplished pianist. The represented the jazz genre of the Touring Artists Roster of the South Dakota Arts Council for twenty years. Jim’s ability to paint with words is similar to improvising with notes on the piano. As in music, he is totally not a paper-trained author. Jim has lifelong interests in history, ethics, and theology.

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“Music helps not the toothache.”

George Herbert.

“A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do.”

Miles Davis.

“The basic difference between classical music and jazz is that in the form the music is always graver than its performance—whereas the way jazz is performed is always more important than what is being played.”

Andre Previn.

“The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes—ah, that is where the art resides!”

Artur Schnabel.

“A musician may suddenly reach a point at which pleasure in the technique of the art entirely falls away, and in some moment of inspiration, he becomes the instrument through which music is played.”

Edwin Diller Starbuck.

“Music is too idealistic a thing to permit itself to be bound to concrete references. You cannot have a white horse in music.”

Paul Rosenfield.

“There’s only one way to sum up music: either it’s good or it’s bad. If it’s good you don’t mess about with it; you just enjoy it.”

Louis Armstrong.

“Forget the notes so that you can play them.”

Jan Sardi.

When asked to define jazz, Louis “Satchmo Armstrong replied, “Man, if you gotta ask, you’ll never know.”

Louis Armstrong

“Canned music is like audible wallpaper.”

Alistair Cooke.

“Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.”

Miles Davis.

“Disharmony is simply a harmony to which many are unaccustomed.”

John Cage.

“Discord occasions a momentary distress to the ear, which remains unsatisfied, and even uneasy, until it hears something better.”

Charles Burney.

“Let us not forget that the greatest composers were also the greatest thieves. They stole from everyone and everywhere.”

Pablo Casals.

“Jazz is about the only form of art existing today in which there is freedom of the individual without the loss of group contact.”

Dave Brubeck.

“What we play is life.”

Louis Armstrong.

“Music is your own experience, your thought, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”

Charlie Parker.

“Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.”

Igor Stravinsky.

“Jazz is about the only form of MUSIC in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.”

Ornette Coleman.