Tuesday, October 23, 2012

...Words move, music moves
only in time: but that which is only living can only die.
Words, after speech, reach into the silence.
Only by the form. the pattern, can words or music reach the stillness,
as a Chinese jar still moves perpetually in its stillness.
Not the stillness of the violin, while the note lasts. not that only, but the co-existence,
or say that the end precedes the beginning, and the end and the beginning were always there.
before the beginning and after the end.

Excerpt from "Burnt Norton" T.S. Eliot