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|One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. -Nietzsche|
July 30, 2011
I was in crisis. The situation with the love of my life lingered in the balance, soon to surely solidify or collapse, either outcome better than lukewarm idling. I knew I must immediately write her to win my deserved destiny, but there was too much to say -- I was searching for a concise form.
While considering how to briefly tell it all, I went back to Beethoven's 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th symphonies, the most spiritually aspiring and soul wrenching tribulations with a proven history of yielding answers when lost on my own. Beethoven tells stories as a journey with a development of perspectives, tensions, contrasts, relations, possibilities, attainments, and unifications, like the natural romantic progression unfolding over of a long, strenuous, dangerous, and uncertain mountain hike far from anything familiar or safe. It's a perfect approach for love letters, speeches, and other forms of expression more ambitious than reporting mere data.
So I stole the form of his symphonic movements and my solemn composition fell into place.
1. Introduction: unassuming appearance, establishing themes, ranges, footing
She eventually mumbled some kind of detached, incapacitated, lackluster response. We never spoke again.
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