I immersed myself in Mozart's music in my first year of sobriety. With his music, and reading everything our library offered on Zen, my soul began the healing process. I honor his birthday each January 27 with reverence and gratitude.
Salieri gets a look at some original compositions of Mozart, shown to him by Mozart's wife. And he is simply astounded. A brilliant scene from a Best Picture Winner.
(Scene description by LazyLightning66, who posted this - one of my favorite movie scenes - at YouTube.)
Mozart at Greenbelt
for Niki and Sarah
We lie upon the grass on God's good earth
and listen to the Requiem's intense,
long, love-laden keening, calling forth
echoes of Eden, blessing every sense
with brimming blisses, every death with birth,
until all passion passes into praise.
I bless the winding paths that brought us here,
I bless this day, distinct amidst our days,
I bless the light, the music-laden air,
I bless the interweaving of our ways,
the lifting of the burdens that we bear,
I bless the broken body that we share
Sanctus the heart, Sanctus the spirit cries,
Sanctus the flesh in every touch replies
© Malcolm Guite`