Tempus Fugit

Time Flies…

   Jun 24

An die Freude…..

O Freunde, nicht diese Töne, sondern lasst uns angenehmere anstimmen, und freudenvollere.

O friends, not these notes! Rather let us take up something more pleasant, and more joyful.


The opening lines of my most favouritest piece of music in the whole wide world (with english translation).

Beethoven – Symphony Number Nine (Ode to Joy).

If there is one piece of music that cheers me up when I am in a shit mood it’s this one. Loudly. Through headphones. Invariably conducting an unseen orchestra……sure there might be others that have their time and place…but for over ten years this piece (particularly the finale) had reigned supreme in its ability to snap me out of a bout of melancholy.

It’s even more amazing that Beethoven wrote it when he was deaf!!!!! An amazing mind. To hear such a tune in one’s head….

If I am ever rendered unconscious and in intensive care mortally ill…. play me this piece over and over and over…..it’s my panacea.

I would put it to you to try it one day…. put it on… listen to it from start to finish….even if classical music doesn’t yank your chain.

panacea – A remedy claimed to be curative of all problems or disorders; a cure-all.

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