Sunday, July 23, 2006

Too Much Perspective

I've returned my five year old to his Mum at the end of the weekend. A fortnightly ritual that seems to upset him nearly as much as it does me, though I am compelled to keep a stiff upper lip through it for his sake.

So what do I get on the radio as I'm driving back? Yup, the Benedictus from The Armed Man, perhaps the most poignant and desperately moving seven and a half minutes of music written to date in this dewy, though already despoiled, century - nay - millennium.

David: Oh sorry...well this is thoroughly depressing.
Nigel: It really puts perspective on things, though, doesn't it?
David: Too much, there's too much fxxking perspective now
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