Inspired by TheOriginalPhoenix, Thimblerig’s Ark, and Sunshine Lou, every day until Christmas, I’m going to write about one example of beauty that I have found, in order to counter the darkness that I see when I turn on the news.
Day 5, I am celebrating:
Ironic that this was music used in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) — a film about the attainment of a higher state of being.
When I listen to Andre Rieu’s orchestra and see all the dancing, happy people, I feel like I am experiencing a taste of Heaven.
In the face of such beauty, it seems preposterous that there couldn’t be something more — something beyond what I can see with my eyes, feel with my fingers, smell with my nose, taste with my tongue, or hear with my ears.
Perhaps there is a certain element of the lumpen literati that is so dogmatically atheist and materialist and Earth-bound that it finds the grandeur of space and the myriad mysteries of cosmic intelligence anathema.
~ Stanley Kubrick, responding to criticism of 2001
What piece of music awakens your heart, mind, and soul?