Day 22 of my new blog challenge –
Share Your Music! 30 Days 30 Songs!
Please feel free to join me any time you want – casual players welcome! 😉
It’s quite late in the game, and I still haven’t touched my love for classical music. Maybe because it’s even worse choosing one piece of just one composer when there are so many that I truly love.
There’s a certain connectivity between classical music and nature in my mind.
Others simply evoke pictures in your mind or make you feel like you’re actually a part of nature instead of working against it at times.
Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Cello Suite No. 1 is one of my very, very favourite pieces of classical music, that never fails to lend my soul wings and let it soar through the air and spray of the sea like a swallow.
There are many literary quotes that I feel reminded of when I listen to this beautiful prélude. Let me share some of them with you here:
“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
“Little islands are all large prisons; one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.”
― Sir Richard Francis Burton
“The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.”
― Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.”
― William James
“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too”
― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh
And now, without further ado, please enjoy the music