Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The end of a melody is not its goal

The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
 This would likely have pissed off Nietzsche.  Not sure that this was a bad thing.  The melody's end is a reflection on who we are, and where we've been, and where we are going.

But what about those inner thoughts, those you don't tell anyone? Think to someone you once loved, or perhaps do now. If you had known then, what you know now, about your desire and theirs, would you have run away from the intensity of their gaze, those eyes possessing a wisdom all their own. Or would you, knowing what you know now, run to them with an ease and a comfort that no random coming together of two people could ever have produced.
Or would you have simply run away? 

Worthy questions.  And the Worthy Questions have no answers.


Old NFO said...

NO they don't... But ARE worth pondering...

Cap'n Jan said...

Wasn't it Twain who said "Wagner's music is better than it sounds."

(Having looked up the quote, as so many quotes are erroneously attributed to Twain, I found it is "one of Edgar Wilson Nye's" actually.)

Still and all, Twain would have said it ;->