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A lover of the liberal arts, especially antiquity in its diverse forms, I am nonetheless wholly devoted to, utterly transformed by divine revelation. I seek to know the thought of the past, articulate my deepest longings aroused by the wise, and understand the uneasy relationship between reason and revelation; all for the sake of proper action and contemplation, both now and in the future.


Musical Madness

Hey, s'been awhile.

I have been very tardy with respect to posting regularly. I blog in the same manner as I write to Justin. There is but one item of interest for me right now: the Fantasticks.

I got myself involved in performing for a a musical this month. Shortly after Christmas break, a freshman girl approached me and asked me to play. I said yes, for refusing her would have felt like clubbing a baby seal. Thus did I seal my doom. I unknowingly accepted the task of learning 90 pages of music in six weeks, and with five days left till Opening Night, I'm still a ways off. I should be sleeping or practicing right now, instead of going on my second sleepless night in a row, but here I am.

At any rate, I have learnt a very valuable lesson. After this musical is over I will be a selfish pianist for a while. I will learn a Chopin Ballade, confound it. A Chopin Ballade, another Beethoven sonata, Bach polyphony, Schubert transcendence. I seek to learn enough music to construct a small concert or recital senior year, in the late spring of 2011. But now I am racing through the weirdest songs I've ever heard, trying hard to learn them well.

I'm off to bed; hopefully my efforts will be rewarded.