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The sense of the beautiful

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the … Continue reading

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We move within time in a kind of dance

“The way we move within time is a kind of dance. We are always keeping time within one rhythm or another. Music, of course, is exemplary. One reason we love music so much is that it’s so complete and the … Continue reading

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Music teaches us the passing of time

“Music teaches us the passing of time. It teaches the value of a moment by giving that moment value. And it passes. It’s not afraid to go.” ~Anna Kamienska ________________________________________________________________ Image via pixielife.  

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Out of clutter, find simplicity

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ~ Albert Einstein ________________________________________________________________ Photo: Sulaymaniyah Music Hall, Iraq. National Geographic February 2010 Julie Adnan via facepalmmozart. Einstein quote via justbesplendid.

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To live every day as if it had been stolen from death

To live every day as if it had been stolen from death, that is how I would like to live. To feel the joy of life, as Eve felt the joy of life. To separate oneself from the burden, the … Continue reading

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The only calibration that counts

“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they … Continue reading

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The silence and the sound

Sadness gives depth.  Happiness gives height.  Sadness gives roots.  Happiness gives branches.  Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth.  Both are needed, and the … Continue reading

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Aching. It’s good.

“If a violin string could ache, I would be that string.” ~Vladimir Nabokov _________________________________________________________ Image: via A Poet Reflects

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Throbbing with rich treasures

“Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.” ~Henry Miller (via amandaonwriting) ________________________________________________________________ Robert Delaunay, The Windows … Continue reading

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Joy follows like a shadow

‘We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.’ ~Buddha ________________________________________________________________ Image and quote: Classical Musicians Everywhere

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Our lives are not our own

“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ~Somni-451, Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

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You are still alive, still human, still open to beauty.

And as the ax bites into the wood, be comforted in the fact that the ache in your heart and the confusion in your soul means that you are still alive, still human, and still open to the beauty of … Continue reading

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