Don’t “listen” to this.
Close your eyes: let the sounds inhabit you.
Then you will inhabit the sounds.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Clarinet Quintet, K. 581; Armida Quartet with Sabine Meyer (clarinet), live, Italy (Merano [aka Meran]), 2019
yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.
Come out to view
the truth of flowers blooming
—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill