Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light.Franz Liszt I've been playing the piano since the age of six, and in that time, two composers have left my imagination in raptures of beauty, … Continue reading Confessions of a Lisztomaniac: Thoughts on a Beloved Composer
The Spotify Wrapped Tag!
Hello, hello, hello! Look who it is. 😉 I have returned to my little corner of the internet, and it has been far too long since I've written for you dears. First of all, the mere conception that I could have continued posting fortnightly during my first semester of graduate school was . . . … Continue reading The Spotify Wrapped Tag!
On Being an Academically Inclined Latina and Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
You know, I do not talk about my heritage as often as I would enjoy. For those of you who are unaware, I am a mixed bag of three races: Mexican (50%), African (25%), and European (25%). You can read all about my thoughts on being multi-racial in this post I wrote around this time … Continue reading On Being an Academically Inclined Latina and Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
“What We Stay Alive for”: Why We Need Art to be Fully Human
Well, it looks as if every other Monday is going to be the new posting schedule from here on out. I do realize that I did not post last week, and it was quite difficult to just let that sit. But, I am in my senior year of university and only a few months away … Continue reading “What We Stay Alive for”: Why We Need Art to be Fully Human
The Mystery Blogger Award
Guten tag, friends! *exhales* I am exhausted. I have taken on more hours at work, decided to transfer to the online division of my university due to my lovely friend COVID, and have scarce had the chance to write, read, or study my beloved German. My brain has found itself addled beyond belief, and now, … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award
Guest Post: “In Praise of John Williams: The Beauty of Jurassic Park”
Hullo, my friends! Before I post my "Fantastical and Felicitous Fictional Character Tag," I was given a delightful little post by my good friend, Katie, the writer of Litmospheria. She is a current student of music composition and has her sights set on a career as a Hollywood film composer. Kate wrote a lovely post … Continue reading Guest Post: “In Praise of John Williams: The Beauty of Jurassic Park”
Lessons from The Great Divorce and Other Observations
The sensualist, I'll allow ye, begins by pursuing a real pleasure, though a small one. His sin is the less. But the time comes when, though the pleasure becomes less and less and the craving fiercer and fiercer, and though he knows that joy can never come that way, yet he prefers to joy the … Continue reading Lessons from The Great Divorce and Other Observations