An introduction to daily life in the music industry, presented to decent, reasonable & honest people, is best accompanied by an apology: for soiling their day & spoiling their reading.
A discussion of the musical life, what music makes available to open ears & a ready heart, is to affirm that hope is as present to us as we are to music, and closer to us than the air that we breathe.
So, what to say of the place where these meet, where hope and despair embrace?
Morning reading in Country Life I…
… The ancient Greeks believed that men were divided into levels. Above men were the gods, but they were certain men who were able to rise to the level of the gods with divine help, by dint of labour and suffering. These men were called heroes… Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure is about these different levels in humanity the Duke stands for a man who has developed an understanding to a very high degree, so that he is able to guide the destiny of others. The key to this development is self-knowledge. The Duke is one who, like the hsychast, has struggled within himself and gained self-knowledge.
Four Qualities Of Heroism
Ordinary Hero Superhero
11.20 Over to World HQ…
17.58 Down the Belew Staircase Gallery…
… with a Monica Peralta at the bottom, and out to Barbara’s for lunch with the Willcox family in extremely changeable weather I…
A sudden eruption of pouring rain sent our lunch rapidly inside, then sunshine. Returning home c. 15.45…
… and to World HQ…
... for computing.
Abrupt shifts in weather have been a feature throughout the day.
22.13 A MinxWalk around the town…
… with live music in the grounds at the back of The Angel & Trumpet wafting throughout the town.
Music has been drifting our way throughout the evening, changing from swinging-ish to blues mid-evening. A firework display has recently erupted, powered up on the other side of our garden-end riverbank. We are within a community. Fab.
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