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  1. 2014.02.09 Tannhäuser Overture

Tannhäuser Overture

Cribs 2014.02.09 16:21

"I've decided the Wagner overture you included should come with a warning label. According to some quick online research, the opera deals with the struggle between sacred and profane love, which is arguably the only struggle there is.

The other day I was crossing the street, lost in my head about something, a not uncommon state of affairs. I was listening to the overture and as the music began to swell, I suddenly realized that I had hands and legs and a torso, and that I was surrounded by people and cars. 

It's hard to explain exactly what happened. But I felt in that moment that the divine, however we may choose to define such a thing, surely dwells as much in the concrete and taxicabs as it does in the rivers, lakes, and mountains.

Grace, I realized, is neither time nor place-dependent. All we need is the right soundtrack."

 - Letter to Zibby, Liberal Arts

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