28 december 2011

Adam och Eva (av underbara Arcimboldo)

Porträtt av Adam och Eva, 1578

12 december 2011

Utdrag ur Tess of the D'Urbervilles

"She might have seen that what had bowed her head so profoundly – the thought of the world's concern at her situation  was founded on an illusion. She was not an existence, an experience, a passion, a structure of sensations, to anybody but herself. To all humankind besides Tess was only a passing thought. If she made herself miserable the livelong night and day it was only this much to them  'Ah, she makes herself unhappy.' If she tried to be cheerful, to dismiss all care, to take pleasure in the daylight, the flowers, the baby, she could only be this idea to them  'Ah, she bears it very well.' Alone in a desert island would she have been wretched at what had happened to her? Not greatly. If she could have been just created, to discover herself as a spouseless mother, with no experience in life except as the parent of a nameless child, would the position have caused her to despair? No, she would have taken it calmly, and found pleasures therein. Most of the misery had been generated by her conventional aspect, and not by her innate sensations."

Detta skrev Thomas Hardy 1891. Fint av honom.

Concerto grosso

Det här stycket! Det är så fantastiskt. Violinerna i början! Dom ilar. Man blir så lycklig.

1 december 2011

Jag har hittat Gösta Berlings stycke

Visst är det så? På bilden, det är ju Gösta i skogen, avsatt och utstött, och musiken sedan, så vild och djup och mörk och rik som berättelsen själv.