Father, did you ever get the time to finish your 'favourite things' list?
Sorry Madame E. It seems to get harder every time I try. I promise something soon.
My first thought on reading this was : nonsense, I can quite easily reel off a list of my favourite things (it came to twenty, or so).My second thought was : it's not such an easy question to answer, when you think about it.It all depends upon what we mean by favourite things. Things with which we are familiar ? Things we like doing ? Things which really matter to us ? (Does this include things we need, or things we think we need ?)I thought my favourite thing is silence. And, I thought, what a clever answer. Then I thought of birdsong, polyphony, the voice of Caruso. And other wonderful sounds. But silence does not preclude the memory of sounds, does it ?As Father says, it's a question which gets harder to answer every time you try ..
Lol, I didn't mean for it to become a burden! Peter-I think absolute silence would be quite scary if it went on for any length of time!
Madame E,Yes, I agree, but it depends what we mean by silence, doesn't it ? Does silence simply mean the absence of sound ? This seems more like a definition of deafness. Even so, there would be (in most cases) the memory of sound. Then, what about interior silence ? It's an endlessly fascinating question.
For some reason my computer won't allow me to leave a comment on your favourite things post... it's a fascinating list, and I'm glad you enjoyed thinking about it:) I'll be looking up those music links.
This is a comment about the actual post - the new bishop. he's got a nice pair of legs!
Madame E, just to say that if you are looking for Facade it`s the version with Edith Sitwell and Peter Pears which is the one to have.
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