Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The art of writing by hand
The face page of Bach's manuscript for the Cello Suites by his second wife, Anna Magdalena, fascinates me. First, because it was written somewhere around 1720 - so this piece of paper is almost 300 years old. How did something so fragile survive this long?
But even more than that, it's a direct connection to Bach and I've fallen in love with it. I'm going to print this out, put it in a frame, and keep it on my desk to remind me how precious things - both this page and the music - manage to survive.
It reminds me that no matter how crazy life gets, there are miracles everywhere. And this is one of them.