Hello again, Dear Readers. I’m instituting a new regimen that includes dedicated writing. I must write something – anything – no matter how long or short. There’s a two-fold purpose: 1) to get back in the habit of writing, and 2) to move from writing for self-distraction to writing as a way of life? hobby? goal? So bear with me if things seem a bit scattered for the next few weeks. This is mental rehab unfolding before your eyes.
New readers, I’ve always dedicated Sundays to inspirational music. I’m no longer religious, but still enjoy the songs. You can read about why here. As I sat here wracking my brains for a new entry I haven’t covered, it occurred to me that classical tunes also inspire. My older self chuckles because the younger me used to find classical music boring and stuffy until learning that many pieces have been translated into modern songs. My gym classes exercised to Strauss waltzes in primary school. Clever way to introduce a genre to children, yes?
Anyway, the following composition came to mind: Mozart’s Piano Concerto 21 in C Major. It’s difficult to describe music but this piece is so beautiful it gives me goosebumps. It subtly marches while calming, soothing and uplifting. It’s something my mind needs – to march forward, slowly and quietly. Baby steps still.
My pal, Wiki, says:
The Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, was completed on March 9, 1785 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, four weeks after the completion of the previous D minor concerto, K. 466.
This is only an excerpt. The entire composition is over 30 minutes long. Enjoy.
Oh, and Happy Sunday.
You just go on and be as scattered as you need to be, Judiang. It’s nice to see you getting back to your writing!
Thanks Jas. I’m going to try hard. Feel free to slap me around if you don’t see a post. (Virtually, of course). 😉
Lovely on all counts!
Isn’t he just? Robert Ashcroft should be his official photographer. 🙂
Scattered is just part of the process. Listen to Mozart. He took a pile of scattered notes and phrases and did this!! I love this concerto. I would listen to it while I was studying the tough stuff, and it helped it all come together for me. So baby steps, and Armitage for a beautiful Sunday. Thank you, and wishing you all the best.
Thanks Leigh. It’s amusing that I’m attracted to classical music as I age (piano or strings mostly). Very soothing. 😉
Lovely music, and lovely Richard Armitage portrait. Sighhh! Have a great week!
You too Grati. 🙂
Without a scattering, there can be no gathering.
Play it as it lays, sweetie. Push, but don’t force. Relax, but don’t lose your grip.
(Geez, I’m just a fountain of adages today. 😉 )
The music is beautiful. The image is breath-taking. Thanks for those. The thought of you getting back into writing and sharing your thoughts with us … awesome. I’m looking forward to more … 🙂
Zan, I need your adages; keep ’em coming. 🙂
Still trying to figure out how to ramp back into things. So much I want to say about all the RA material since December, but not enough brain cells working yet.
Keep writing, keep writing. You know my theory is that it’s like running. You don’t have to be inspired, you just have to do it regularly, and it will get easier.
MorrighansMuse gets some kind of daily prompt that suggests topics to write about it. It’s interesting to read her blog because of that (although she also writes about other things that she loves).
Thanks Serv. You’ve managed to post almost daily for three years straight which is amazing. I’ll check out MorrighansMuse’s blog.
Words are also definitely “my” medium of creativity, no question, so that helps a lot. I.e., I also enjoy it and it’s (almost) never a chore. 🙂
That movement of the symphony always makes me cry. I first heard it as the music to the Swedish film “Elvira Madigan”. So it is always Elvira Madigan to me. Thank you for it! And the video backgrounds….
Long weekend here, Queen Vickie Day 😀