melted by Mahler

Beloved Life

How is it possible to be drenched in bliss
while drowning in grief?

How is it possible that a symphony
emerging from a silver noise-box
could move into one’s body
picking up the cells as though
they were instruments waiting idly in the wings
and move the music through them –
make the music with them –
so that they and the music were
one thing in glorious exaltation?

How is it possible that this exaltation
could contain every note of human
suffering as well as its delight?

On listening, this summer’s morning, to Mahler: Fourth movement, Adagietto, from Symphony No 5 in C# minor – New York Phil/Zubin Mehta


14 thoughts on “melted by Mahler

    • Hello dearest Leslie – sorry to take so long to get back to you – been away on a magical retreat in the bush – no Mahler, only Tuis, swallows and buzzing bees for company! Thanks, as always, for your loving comment …
      ~ ml

  1. i found this site by accident while enquiring on google the correct way to say “lay a fire in the hearth”… it was a fantastic feeling as I had only just the day before come from a Buddhist retreat. Imagine my delight.
    Also I had listened to to Mahlers Adacgetto that day… I love coincidences like this.
    Thank you for this website whoever you are wherever you are long may you shine.
    with love, Jane.

    • Welcome dear Jane!

      Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful comment – imagine my delight at reading about those coincidences. I share your fondness for these sweet demonstrations of Life’s perfect play!

      And long may you shine too 🙂

      In love and gratitude
      ~ miriam louisa

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