Monday, April 27th
Why not begin the week with something beautiful?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Sonata in B-flat major, K. 570; Peter Serkin (1947-2020, piano), live, New Jersey (Ridgewood), 2017
yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.
You ask why I live
alone in the mountain forest,
and I smile and am silent
until even my soul grows quiet.
The peach trees blossom.
The waters continue to flow.
I live in the other world,
one that lies beyond the human.
—Li Po (aka Li Bai, 701-762), “Questions Answered” (translated from Chinese by Sam Hamill)