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So one of my friends/roommates started this awesome charity project about 3 years ago called Marathon Gamers...weird idea...but we just finished the 4th marathon and raised over $1200 for the American Cancer Society by doing a 100 hour horror/survival video game marathon. This year was the first year we introduced a fall marathon, the past 3 have all been in the...
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audrisa:
Will do! Thanks for the link!
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So tonight is just one of those nights, one of those nights where I just lay in bed and stare up at the ceiling and just can't help but think about things I probably shouldn't think about. I bet no one will actually read this...but maybe someone does and maybe my random ramblings at least make sense to someone other than myself...
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annalee:
Yes it's a piece which makes you feel so much emotion but you know I don't actually think Messiaen was a tortured soul, I think he was a very happy person but he did feel intense emotions about god and nature so I think that's where the feeling comes from rather than suffering. Although of course in this piece they were living in very dark times so there is definitely a sadness but I don't know if you read that essay by Alex Ross that I posted but he says in it "In the face of hate, this honestly Christian man did not ask, Why, O Lord? He said, I love you. and I think that is very like Messiaen. You can read the full essay here - http://www.therestisnoise.com/2004/04/quartet_for_the_2.html Also if you can find it you must try to see The Crystal Liturgy, a documentary about Messiaen and then you will see why I think he was probably a happy person :-) It is quite unusual, I think we always expect the opposite of great artists so it's quite lovely when that is proven wrong. If someone can be great and kind/happy/good then even better right?! I hope you get to see the quartet performed live one day.

Re: your journal, eventually most girls realise that the nice ones are the best, we just have to go through the bad ones often before we realise.