Saturday, October 21, 2017


Like all other music, it breathed passion and pathos, and emotions high or tender, in a tongue native to the human heart, wherever educated.

-- Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Music and imagination are made of the same substance -they contain soulful substances that are more real than reality.

-- Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

Saturday, October 7, 2017


A melody occurs to you; you sing it silently, inwardly . . . ; you steep your being in it; it takes possession of all your strength and emotions, and during the time it lives in you, it effaces all that is fortuitous, evil, coarse and sad in you; it brings the world into harmony with you, it makes burdens light and gives wings to the benumbed.”

-- Hermann Hesse, Gertrude