Category Archives: musings (random daily thoughts)

the head versus the heart

    Here’s a simple post. And a simple thought. A friend left me a voice mail yesterday. He asked me if I would like to go to the Bronx Zoo with him sometime in the near future and said … Continue reading

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a fleeting thought

    An email of mine just now:   Janet and Scott —   When I hear Edvard Grieg’s “Spring,” I feel pathos. Great beauty. I also feel sad. Very. I feel aware of my own mortality. It is a … Continue reading

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“The Seasons,” Tchaikovsky; a piano concert … Roger’s musings

                I attended a concert by Bulgarian pianist Maria Prinz at Carnegie Hall last evening. It consisted of: Tchaikovsky, The Seasons, op. 37a Prokofiev, Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, op. 75 I … Continue reading

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from an armchair therapist: how many disputes get resolved

    You’re on the outs with someone. If you were violent sorts, it could have come to blows. You argue back and forth until you are blue in the face. A therapist or marriage counselor should have been summoned, … Continue reading

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empathy II

    “Lisha, ain’t you got no heart? can you remember what Hepsey told us, and call them poor, long-sufferin’ creeters names? Can you think of them wretched wives sold from their husbands; them children as dear as ourn tore … Continue reading

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my refuge

    “She was not happy, … and when life looked dark and barren without, she went away into that inner world of deep feeling, high thought, and earnest aspiration; which is a never-failing refuge to those whose experience has … Continue reading

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when a man is tired of New York …

    “I suggested a doubt, that if I were to reside in London, the exquisite zest with which I relished it in occasional visits might go off, and I might grow tired of it. JOHNSON. ‘Why, Sir, you find … Continue reading

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