Sunday, July 25, 2004

Sunday July 25, 2004

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:30 AM

Keeping Time

Richard Neuhaus on George Steiner's
Grammars of Creation

 "… the facts of the world are not and will never be 'the end of the matter.' Music joins grammar in pointing to the possibility, the reality, of more. He thinks Schopenhauer was on to something when he said music will continue after the world ends.

'The capacity of music to operate simultaneously along horizontal and vertical axes, to proceed simultaneously in opposite directions (as in inverse canons), may well constitute the nearest that men and women can come to absolute freedom.  Music does "keep time" for itself and for us.'"

"Goin' to Carolina in my mind…."


  1. There is no such thing as time…it’s a human creation to keep us from experiencing everything at once, including great music. 🙂

    Comment by NickyJett — Sunday, July 25, 2004 @ 12:49 PM

  2. Okay here’s my hypothesis: you’re a native of Mt. Pleasant NC and there’s a high school reunion in your near term future.

    Comment by stephenhoy — Sunday, July 25, 2004 @ 5:16 PM

  3. Nope. Nice hypothesis, though.

    Comment by m759 — Sunday, July 25, 2004 @ 6:02 PM

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