Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Your life is a cadenza

There is so much chorus in your life, so much orchestra -- there are so many people around you, each person an instrument, singing along. You enjoy this coming together, this orchestra, and yet you wish for a solo tune.

You wish for a cadenza.

You wish for your tune to stand out, you wish to reach out to people, reach out to the collective -- the people.
Have you ever been to a rock concert and heard the guitarist or drummer do a solo? A cadenza is kind of like that, except it’s part of the classical-music tradition. Cadenzas are for virtuosos: extremely talented, expert players of their instruments. [source]

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