Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A Happy Tune
I went to the symphony last weekend. It's not on my usual list of weekend events: basketball, school project supplies, laundry.
It was an amazing treat. Mozart was lovely, but it was Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 that delighted my ear and captured my heart.
It is such a happy piece and I was struck with wonder at the ability to create something, anything, so beautiful.
Here I sit surrounded by projects undone. An astrologer scribbled three stars next to the date "February 15," underlined it, circled it, then added a bracket for emphasis. The point of which was, "Get off your duff and do something." My stars are aligning.
So I was thinking (wasn't the point to stop thinking and "do?") that music might move things along.
Would you send other suggestions? Classical music that will uplift, inspire, delight. Brooding I pretty much have covered. I'd love your recommendations.
I intended to illustrate this post with busts of composers, but once I hit 1st dibs I was enchanted by the variety there. So, these are irrelevant, except that I like them.
Anon - thanks, my mistake. You can see why I need the education.