Counterpoint


Perhaps a counterpoint to my last post, this is soothing, rather than distressing. I woke to this on the radio the other day. Music at that hour, when I’m not yet fully awake, has a profound effect on me. I am unable to move, even to roll over and check the time, lest I miss a note. I would have been late for work if it came to that, waiting to hear the credits for the piece. I know of Arvo Pärt, I’ve heard other compositions of his, but somehow I’d never heard this, Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in Mirror). It’s been haunting me for days, and you  know what I do when that happens: I blog it. You must hear this, and enjoy the breathtaking photography and lovely quotes in the slideshow. And if, like me, music can move you to tears, have the Kleenex handy.

After that, everything else sounds like a jet engine. Come back to the world slowly.

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7 thoughts on “Counterpoint

  1. I definitely need a recording of that so I can just put it on repeat and play it all night long. It’s ethereal, transportive (if that’s not a word, it is now). Any sound after hearing this seems too loud.

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