“Ode to Joy”

Ode to Joy” performed by Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the Lieder, Amics de l’Òpera and Coral Belles Arts choirs


“Hundreds of butterflies flitted in and out of sight like short-lived punctuation marks in a stream of consciousness without beginning or end.”
― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84


“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”
F. Scott Fitzgeraldabout future wife Zelda Sayre, in a letter to a friend, 1920

5 thoughts on ““Ode to Joy”

  1. I’ve seen this particular flash mob performance before, but not in a while, and not when I so needed to remember joy. The thing I love best (within myriad things to love in this) is the little girl who starts the music by dropping a coin into the hat. She stands transfixed, a few feet away from the cello the entire time. The true meaning of joy if ever there was.

    I need to borrow that Murakami book from my son so I can read it.


    1. Transfixed by and with joy, yes that’s absolutely perfect.

      I love how joy can take you by surprise and how it builds slowly to crescendo with full choir like a symphony of butterflies. How one little fluttering note can be the beginning of everything.

      Love and joy to you Mary ❤️ Christy

      Sent from my iPhone



  2. This never gets old. My favorite is the little kids. The one who climbs the light pole endears me. Who cares that this is a commercial…it is 😂.


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