Monday, November 3, 2008

Some soothing music to calm your roiled heart

before the election.

"Doctor Atomic" by John Adams. (Try Googling him. Why didn't his parent's name him something like 'Peregrine'? Perhaps it's required of a minimalist to have a name with a minimal footprint.) The song is "Batter my heart," the lyrics are the John Donne poem, and in context it's about nuclear war, death, annihilation, love, loss, peace, the Council of Nicea, perhaps I'm getting carried away here....

Divorce me,'untie or break that knot again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you'enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me."

Thanks to my sweet daughter apricot blossom for the idea.

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