“Ode to Joy”

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

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“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

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“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

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees …

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

― F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby