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But now I think about WHY it was so prevalent at that time to set up a key and switch to another-- so prevalent that it became ubiquitous and, to my ego-infused early college self, "old hat"--at the time it was the latest exciting innovation in composition!
I love those moments studying history when you truly get a glimpse into the way people might have actually thought and felt at the time. This is when history ceases to be an endless and seemingly incoherent stream of events, and it becomes LIFE. It's like the moment in math when what has been a crazy jumble suddenly clicks into place and you see how everything relates to everything else. This feeling is wonderfully and entertainingly depicted in this video I saw recently:
|Botticelli's The Birth of Venus:|
The classic example of the classical ideal:
balance, harmony, and of course, seashells.
|An incredible composer, and a|
bronze adonis to boot: EricWhitacre.com
We can easily carry this idea into our personal and spiritual lives. Yes, we are on a journey. Yes, we are looking forward to future "developments." But every moment along the journey is the beginning. It is so incredibly important for us to sit with ourselves, to sit with each other, to deeply listen to the vibrant, resonating chords of our being, and to know that this moment, now, is complex, unique, balanced, and