Asaf Bartov (ijon) wrote,
Asaf Bartov
ijon

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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.
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