I had a dream a few days ago in which jazz came up - more about that perhaps at some point. But I realized this morning, as we're improvizing in the last days of the wedding prep, how helpful it is to have the jazz attitude.To be open to the flow of the themes of others around you, let them play their riff, answer with your own, and believe in the integrity of the piece as a whole - and that it's beautifully original and glorious.
I think God invented jazz. I think He laid out a few major chord progressions and a melody that won't quit, but then He decided to live the rest of the song out with us. To actually be in the moment, playing off of our desires, even as He continues with His own commitment to the integrity of the piece.
Just a thought - it is after all 2 days before the wedding and I have some potato salad to make.