Friday, March 18, 2005


I've been out of it lately. I forgot to go to my chorus
rehearsal on Wednesday, and almost forgot to go to my
recitation. I'm not even going to imagine Bob's reaction if
I would have forgot to go. I almost forgot the chorus
rehearsal tonight, even though I've been reminding myself
all day. I don't know what's up.
The rehearsal was painful from 7 until 9:30. I didn't
want to be there, I felt terrible about missing the last
rehearsal, and I wanted to go home. We were even singing
music I don't like. Some Renaissance and Baroque crap.
Finally, at 9:30, after 2.5 hours of rehearsal, my back sore
from standing the whole time, and totally irritated, we sing
a 5 minute Bach cantata, Unser Leben Ist Ein Schatten.
"Our life is a shadow". It almost drove me to my knees it
was so beautiful. Simple, elegant, clever, expressive. I
have no idea why we sing anything else. It is just magical.
I recalled Beethoven's remark about Bach.
"Not Brook (Bach) but Ocean should have been his name". It
made my day, my week even, and gave me hope. Thank you,

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