A Dream Sequence

-Beethoven’s 9th symphony, “Ode to Joy,” lyrics from Friedrich Schiller, performed by Philharmonie Nürnberg

Forgotten schoolbooks, detention during the noon hour, a bird killed with a slingshot, a coat pocket stickily filled with stolen plums, wild, boyish splashings in the swimming hole, torn Sunday trousers and torments of conscience, ardent prayers at night about earthly problems, marvelous heroic feelings of magnificence on reading verses by Schiller—

-“A Dream Sequence,” Strange News from Another Star, Hermann Hesse


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