Friday, April 29, 2011


Handwritten page of Beethoven's Ninth symphony, fourth movement No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them.

-- Alan Watts (1915-1973), English philosopher, writer, and speaker

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