I bet it’s the saunas.
We had dinner together and played duets for two cellos, and I played for him until late at night. Spurred by his great warmth, and happy, I confessed what I had thought of his praising me in Berlin.
He reacted with sudden anger. He rushed to the cello, “Listen!” He played a phrase from the Beethoven sonata. “Didn’t you play this fingering? Ah, you did! It was novel to me…it was good…and here, didn’t you attack that passage with up-bow, like this?” he demonstrated. He went through Schumann and Bach, always emphasizing all he liked that I had done.
“And for the rest,” he said passionately, “leave it to the ignorant and stupid who judge by counting only the faults. I can be grateful, and so must you be, for even one note, one wonderful phrase.” I left with the feeling of having been with a great artist and a friend.
“Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast. To soften rocks, or bend the knotted oak.”
William Congreve (1670-1729)
The twentieth century was one of great advances in physics, biology, geology and a whole raft of other branches of the scientific enterprise. It was unfortunately also the century that gave us the notorious pseudosciences Eugenics, Lysenkoism and … Climate Alarmism, the current scientific aberration.
Contains this graphic (reduced to half size here), which I use occasionally in posts:
Is this a relation or family friend? Not that it would change the fact that it’s just one of many fascinating and humbling stories that aren’t shared enough.
@Selllow No relation. Just read about what he did and watched the linked video.
Thanks, I really enjoyed that.
From the Correlation Is Not Causation Dept.
PS: People die from getting tangled in their bed sheets!? This is a thing?
Stunning account of the length epidemiologists go when your study goes against what they believe to be true
Okay, that does it. I am NOT going to sleep, ever!
So masculinity is now “toxic”? LOL. What a load of vegan crap - thanks for the chuckle.
I notice it is all about bashing “masculinity” and nothing about needing proper protein to maintain muscle mass.
I only know one male vegan and he is rail thin and looks weak as a kitten.
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