Beautiful music, glorious sunset
TO THE EDITORS:
Thanks to Paul McCracken for his letter of March 12. I agree that hugs are good.
The other day, I had a pleasant experience, too. After buying some coleslaw at the bakery of The Country Table in Mount Joy, I started the car to head home.
Hearing the opening theme of the first symphony's fourth movement, I slowed down to make it last, and while enjoying its beauty I encountered, as I turned west, a glorious sunset.
Suddenly, I was flooded with one of the most moving musical compositions ever written by man, and that brilliant display of glory at the day's end.
I guess, because I live in these times, a thought forced itself into my consciousness: How miraculously provident it was for me that no person or event terminated, many years ago, the viability in that tiny, invisible collection of atoms which thrived and matured slowly to become ... Johannes Brahms.