Saturday, December 9, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Yo Yo Ma - Bach Six Cello Suites - BBC Proms 2015






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(interview just past the end of the first hour)
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Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

—Heraclitus
Fragments

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subcognition
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

question





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How shall I hold on to my soul, so that
it does not touch yours? How shall I gently
lift it up over you on to other things?
I would so very much like to tuck it away
among long lost objects in the dark,
in some quiet, unknown place, somewhere
which remains motionless when your depths resound.

And yet everything which touches us, you and me,
takes us together like a single bow,
drawing out from two strings but one voice.

On which instrument are we strung?
And which violinist holds us in his hand?
O sweetest of songs.


–Rainer Maria Rilke
O sweetest of songs


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