Adagio For Strings
Samuel Barber Lyrics


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autismcel0000.1

@Tani Moe
it's how you left your things

organized, the way you arranged it

in the motion of life without realising

that there is no tomorrow .

I see your blanket thrown on the mattress

as usual, the objects on the table. the floor,

i feel your hurry, I understand why now.

this scene seems unusual. minus you, it's

incorrect and unreal .

the silence of your room, your scent, and

my memory of burying you half an hour ago,

all stranger than a dream .



Linda Renninger

A very moving comment.
My husband loved to run and he did a long one on a winter day at a peninsula near where he lived. ( This happened before we met).
As he rounded the furthest point he was confronted with the cold wind in his face which began to erase every bit of body heat. He realized that if he slowed down or, God forbid, stopped moving completely, his life would almost certainly end because, on a winter day, this park was deserted.
He scorned headphones when he ran, preferring to immerse himself in the internal "home movies" that would
play inside his mind when he did long runs.
I think this Adagio would have been an accurate soundtrack for the life and death moment he found himself in, but if he had been listening to it then, it may have plunged him into despair.
What music could have encouraged him to keep going ? Music full of strength and joy and determination.
Rocky's Theme ( Gonna Fly Now) would have tamped down the creeping fear, I think.
Music is so essential and powerful.
We must be aware of the choices we make ... It can revive us, or it can bring us down.



shamus jubenal

That is pretty. It sounds similar to an older poem which may have influenced it:
Do not stand
By my grave, and weep.
I am not there,
I do not sleep—
I am the thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints in snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle, autumn rain.
As you awake with morning’s hush,
I am the swift, up-flinging rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight,
I am the day transcending night.
Do not stand
By my grave, and cry—
I am not there,
I did not die.

-Clare Harner 1934



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Vitakinesis - Biokinesis W

This music is so spiritual, I feel like my soul has left my body.

Mark Tompkins

Doing a Granny Weatherwax were you.

Gabriele De Gruttola

@Phillip Siddiqsorry this is an error, but this soundtrack was first in the film the elephant man ,final scene... year 1980

chuck norris

then ai plugs in

alice thru the glass

@Martin Curry what you describe is Existentialism . In which, I would agree.

TheGaelicWarrior

How high are you

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Ban9nas

What had Barber gone through to write something like this? An enormous outpouring of the soul, of only the deepest, innermost, and personal feelings. Beautiful.

Geoffrey Jonathan Wilson

I totally agree.☺️

Dragon43ish

Yes

No Shame

@Dave Dahl sounds familiar... Only now it's the entire world

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