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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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I emerge along with the bats

“I tend to follow a very nocturnal sort of existence, mainly because I don’t much care for sunlight. Bright colours of any kind depress me, in fact, and my moods are more or less inversely related to the clarity of … 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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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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Leave life a better human being

“If humanism were right in declaring that man is born to be happy, he would not be born to die. Since his body is doomed to die, his task on earth evidently must be of a more spiritual nature. It … Continue reading

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Undisciplined. Irreverent. Original.

I suppose we could take issue with the word and idea of “undisciplined” here – but let’s go for the spirit of the thing! ____________________________________________________________ Quote: Richard Feynman via wroat

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“Where the body goes, the spirit follows”

“If you want to (play), plant your backside in front of the (piano). Don’t get up from the (bench), no matter how many brilliantly-plausible reasons your Resistance-churning brain presents to you. Sooner or later your fingers will settle onto the keys. … Continue reading

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You know your relationship is in trouble when …

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It is a world … of delicious fantasy.

“The world of the arts is by no means always comfortable, but neither is it likely ever to be boring. It is full of surprises, humor, traps for the unwary, and challenges to smugness. It is a world of moods … Continue reading

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Art is dangerous.

“Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.” ~Duke Ellington ______________________________________________________________ Image: Santango. This Tumblr blog includes an impressive playlist of tangos. Perfect Saturday music! Related post: Duke Ellington … Continue reading

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A judicious and festive selection of notes

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A light will flood the soul

“Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul.” ~Simone Weil _______________________________________________________________ Image via Tom Bradshaw 2013    

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