Wednesday, February 24, 2010
There are times when I appreciate deeply philosophical conversations late at night. However, this is not one of those times for two reasons:
1) I'm not partaking in the conversation, and
2) I'm trying to write for my expository writing class.
They started by questioning whether or not they love their country, and then they began to contemplate whether or not they could refer to any country as their own, because who can own a country, and then they began to contemplate whether or not they could love at all. At least one of them has decided that he loves nothing.
How can you go through life without experiencing love?
In unrelated news, the only thing that makes a long walk by yourself in the cold bearable is your iPod.
Monday, February 22, 2010
In the rehearsal David Maslanka had with Wind Symphony today, I wanted nothing more than to be able to hear what he was saying to the musicians. I spoke with several of my friends in Wind Symphony about it afterwards, and many of them said they cried during the rehearsal, they were so moved.
Maslanka 4 is an absolutely stunning piece of music. I can't wait for the concert on Tuesday.
The end makes me feel as if I'm staring at the sun.