This New Year, I am starting a notebook in which I will write my daily findings.
These could be a phrase from a conversation or a line from a poem or various Internet findings sent to me by friends or unearthed by accident while browsing the web during my daily procrastination sessions. This
notebook is different from a writer’s notebook, since the findings are not observations
that I plan to use in my work, but simply a collection of
Here is the same Andante from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 (one of my all time favorites!) but in a completely different interpretation by Jiří Kylián and the Nederlands Dans Theater – “Finale” of the ballet “Petite Mort”.
Back to Kissin and Karajan – here is the video of a very young Kissin and a very late Karajan in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. I thought to include this in today's blog as well:
Back to the findings. Here is the poem, which resonated most with me this week. It comes from “The Really Short Poems of A. R. Ammons”.
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I never got on good
relations with the world
first I had nothing
the world wanted
then the world had
nothing I wanted