Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Why it is better to have your head in the clouds

Climbing to high altitudes takes you away from the human made world. It breaks you apart from the memes of everyday reality. And when you have set your mind apart, that's when you can receive a vision.
Tim Ward's Zombies on Kilimanjaro provides that quote and the headline is paraphrased from Henry David Thoreau - 'It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise'. That Alan Hovhaness' Symphony No. 2 'Mysterious Mountain' was championed by Fritz Reiner with his Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a very good reason for restoring it to its rightful place in the concert hall. Classical music's big opportunity is neglected music....

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