On this date of his birth, enjoy some of the fabulous music of Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741).
I find the 3rd movement of Summer to be especially fitting as I write to my congressmen about their unscrupulous efforts toward health care bill reconciliation.
Alas, his worst fears were justified, as the heavens roar and great hailstones beat down upon the proudly standing corn.
While I read the letter over, making certain that I have been strong, but clear, I'm inspired by Winter, 1st movement because to me it represents the joy of life over the destructive adversity of the cold.
Allegro non molto
Shivering, frozen mid the frosty snow in biting, stinging winds;running to and fro to stamp one's icy feet, teeth chattering in the bitter chill.
That part of the sonnet does not include my triumphant feelings from the music in words, but that's what it inspires in me.
Finally, when I put the letters in the mailbox, I will hear the hopeful music of Spring, 1st movement.
Springtime is upon us.The birds celebrate her return with festive song,and murmuring streams are softly caressed by the breezes.Thunderstorms, those heralds of Spring, roar, casting their dark mantle over heaven,Then they die away to silence, and the birds take up their charming songs once more.
All of the movements of the Four Seasons can be played through Wikipedia. Each of the four sonnets that he wrote for the music may be found here.