Yes.

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”

~ Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays


↓ click for audio (“Ruth and Sylvie” by Daniel Hart)


Post inspired by Rob @ The Hammock Papers:

Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul…when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued withthe same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form.

~ Aristotle (384 B.C. – 322 B.C.)


Credits: Quote – Triciclo. Find Music on iTunes here: “Ruth and Sylvie” by Daniel Hart from the movie “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013) – written and directed by David Lowery. Starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster.

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Comments

  1. i agree. and nature too.

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  2. The morning is starting out badly for me. This was wonderful. I held my cat Henry on my chest and we just breathed.

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  3. Oh, dear. Must remember not to listen to ignoble music. I suppose Aristotle is talking about the sort of music that temple prostitutes danced to!

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  4. Sandy Sue’s comment brought a few tears…the image of her beautiful soul sitting with Henry and listening to those beautiful sounds. Thanks to both of your for sharing such poignant moments.

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  5. Thank you for your gift of learning through various art forms. The music spoke to me as well. A simple “yes” to life. I shall work on that daily for the rest of my life :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing these quotes and the deeply touching music.

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