Category: Joy

A Gloomy Afternoon

     I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me, dark, damp weather is the occasion for my gloomiest thoughts.      It’s that sort of day on eastern Long Island. I’ve spent most of the day dealing with household chores and minor necessities, basically trying to keep from thinking about “big stuff.” While the “big …

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Serving Up a Coda and Salve for the Two Earlier Pieces

Fran mentioned that awful vision from That Hideous Strength, a novelized form of Lewis’ dark warning, Abolition of Man, in which he informs of the Fabians’ pedagogical goal of producing men without hearts. Men who deride feelings such as nostalgia. Nostalgia. Nostalgia is found in the above coda to arguably the best symphony of the …

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