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Balance, Sebastian and Idiots.

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Yesterday was spring equinox. And today is both the international Downe's Syndrome Day and Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday. 

And....? 
What's the connection?

Balance...!

I am listening to Johann Sebastian's Violin Concerto in A Major while writing. It is so divinely balanced. Sebastian is the great democrat among the composers. All parts have equal rights and worth. During the homophonic era, which succeeded the polyphonic, the different parts did not enjoy the same worth. The ones on top would be more important. And it seems we have not yet advanced beyond that time...

So wonderful therefore to listen to Bach, the democrat. You can penetrate into the centre of the music and find that it is fresh and vital to the core. The musical crossword he creates can be read both vertically and horizontally. (Yes, sometimes even backwards...) And not as a token or theoretical construction. But as the most sublime music. Balanced. Divinely inspired and balanced...

Now "Jesus, joy o…

The end of sacrifice / Det sista offret

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I cannot stop looking at this picture that has been floating around on facebook.

'And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of me. I describe it as being like a prayer - because if one confesses, it is hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth."

Regardless of this commentary from the toreador is authentic or not it doesn't takeaway anything from the picture which shows the collapse of Torrero Alvaro Munera, as he realized in the middle of his last fight the injustice to the animal. From that day forward he became an opponent of bullfights.

An epic meeting between man and beast. Man forgiven by beast and by accepting the forgiveness becoming more than mere beast himself, becoming a true man! One who does not let his supposedly superior intellect and consciousness separate him from his oneness with creation and tur…