Archives For October 2016

Blue is for idealists

October 22, 2016 — 1 Comment

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Blue is for idealists

And for the rushing sea,

For our dreamy reading lists

And what we want to be.

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Blue is my introspection

That bursts out into space,

And my queer predilection

For a just human race.

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Blue is for the young at heart

Who dance on Friday night,

For vagabonds who will start

A journey towards the light.

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Blue is more than hues of rays

Darting across the sky:

Blue is the ten thousand ways

To live before we die.

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–David A.H. Inczauskis, S.J.

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Inspired by a fall walk and e. e. cummings

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“i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes”

–e.e. cummings

 

Music and Memory

October 6, 2016 — Leave a comment

“No one feels another’s grief, no one understands another’s joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.” –Franz Schubert

“Art is well made or poorly made…that is all.” –adapted from Oscar Wilde

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(At Starved Rock, IL, my photo)

From boyhood I remember nothing more clearly than the sound of my grandmother playing music at the piano. Her favorite, perhaps the favorite of many grandmothers, was Beethoven’s Für Elise, but no one made it sound just like she did. The whole thing enchanted me. I would first open the upstairs bedroom door slightly so as to let the sound flow into my room. A bit later I would creep down the stairs, drawing closer, closer. Finally, I would sit by her side. Her fingers moved elegantly. It always baffled me that simple touches on white and black keys could produce such beauty. What sort of universe do we live in that the vibrations of air make people laugh, cry, remember? In music I find the beauty of God.

Here are two other pieces that have been on my heart lately:

Schubert’s Ständchen

Respighi’s Siliciana Da Antiche Ed Arie

Enjoy!

Best wishes,

David Inczauskis SJ