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Topic: MUSIC (04/02/20)
TITLE: The Pursuit
By Bonnie Kronberger
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I sense tall buildings surrounding me as I sprint down the seemingly endless sidewalk. A dusky darkness penetrates my soul and the sky. Heaviness presses against me and my legs propel me in slow motion, the feeling of leaden weights wrapping my feet. But I must press on. I am frantic to escape the invisible monster who pursues me.
A change in my cadence and the heaviness frees me. Once again I run unhindered, on and on, yet the panic subsides to a safer emotion. My body halts to a standstill as silence overwhelms me. A gradual decrescendo of fear brings relief to my over-heightened imagination. A slower cadence draws me to turn in circles and view my surroundings.
The city is far behind me now and a hue from golden clouds washes the light with a gentle brush of peacefulness. Butterflies float about, reassuring me I am no longer pursued, no longer in danger. I move in a waltz to the calm that surrounds me. I sense I’ve been rescued and delivered into green pastures and still waters.
I’m startled by loud applause all around me. My eyelids snap to attention and I return to reality. The violinist bows and smiles her acknowledgment to the appreciative audience. The pianist too, dips his head in appreciation. The concert is over.
A lovely afternoon on Oregon State University campus, enjoying the open invitation for noontime concerts. The old building with magnificent corbels and dark wood finishes make the concert an even more classical experience. Large couches scattered throughout invite the listeners to relax. A bizarre environment—old and young people with sack lunches, coffee cups, and fast food containers, some lounging with feet crossed over on coffee tables. On a balcony above the performers sit an old couple, she reading a paperback book, he, munching on a sandwich. I settle in, slouching and comfortable, wondering what to expect.
It was a good experience. Eyes closed, I allowed the music to take me wherever it would. I was touched by many emotions as tempo and melody and minor chords danced together to take me on an unbelievable journey. The imagined fear diminished as the violinist drew me to a place of refuge. Thankful, my classical adventure did me no harm. Yes, it was a good experience.
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