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Selig sind die Toten - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
July 7th, 2003
02:16 am

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Selig sind die Toten
A long day. Pressure at work and a long drive south and back. But it was all worth it: tonight I have witnessed the great miracle of a hundred human voices, joined by some fine musicians playing their instruments, singing the sublime choruses of Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms.

For a moment there, somewhere after denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras (I Peter 1:24), or
כִּי כָּל־הַבָּשָׂר חָצִיר וְכָל־כְּבוֹד־אִישׁ כְּצִיץ חָצִיר יָבֵשׁ חָצִיר נָבֵל צִיץ׃
in Hebrew, for just a brief moment, I was ready to accept whoever's-required as my lord and savior; such is the power of sublime music over the soul.

I am tired; I am weary. Und Selig sind die Toten.

Current Mood: deflated
Current Music: silence

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From:karena
Date:July 6th, 2003 07:19 pm (UTC)
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How many languages do you know?!? Cool to see Hewbrew in here.
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From:karena
Date:July 6th, 2003 07:19 pm (UTC)
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How many languages do you know?!? Cool to see Hebrew in here.
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From:ijon
Date:July 7th, 2003 02:39 am (UTC)
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Oh, Hebrew is my mother tongue. I'm only fluent in Hebrew and English, so far. I am a dilettante, with varying degrees of non-fluency in other languages.
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From:ukelele
Date:July 7th, 2003 04:33 am (UTC)
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:)

He considered calling it "A Human Requiem," you know -- he was never quite sure where he stood on the God thing, but was tired of requiems going on about the pleasures of the departed soul when the people who really needed comforting were the ones who were left behind. So it was meant to speak to you, even if I'm not clear what it was meant to speak to you about.
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