Wednesday, December 10th
Bach cello festival (day three)
Cello Suite No. 3 in C major; Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), live, Austria (Salzburg), 2007
The life of a human being draws back, comes into view like an animal at the edge of the forest, and disappears again.
The outside world is too small, too clear-cut, too truthful, to contain everything that a person has room for inside.
The only essential thing for life is forgoing smugness, moving into the house instead of admiring it and hanging garlands around it.
—Franz Kafka (Rivka Galchen, “What kind of funny is he?,” London Review of Books, 12/4/14)