"This, then is our desert:
to live facing despair,
but not to consent.
To trample it down under hope in the Cross.
To wage war against despair unceasingly.
That war is our wilderness.
If we wage it courageously,
we will find Christ at our side.
If we cannot face it,
we will never find him."
Thursday, 17 June 2010
The first movement of Sibelius' 4th Symphony (Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio) - for no other reason than it seems to sum up my mood at the moment. I particularly like the composer's own comment about the work: 'It has absolutely nothing of the circus about it.'