210 thoughts on “Ode to Joy~

  1. Anonymous

    Great choice of music. Hearing all the voices is a treat, as is the beauties of the Holler in Spring! Thank you!

  2. Such gorgeous flowers and one of my favorite pieces. Brought tears to my eyes. A wonderful reminder that despite what we’ve been through, we have so much to be thankful for.

  3. What a beautiful way to celebrate spring! On this dark morning with a strong, cool breeze blowing in through my window, I am delighted to see these bright colours.

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  5. Thanks for this very special rendition of ‘Ode to Joy’, which as a European, not a bl**dy Brexiter, had me in tears as it always does. Lovely flowers too!

  6. Dear Cindy,
    great these flowers! The colours are marvellous.
    And Beethoven …
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. I hardly know what to say. Everything was so beautiful and the video was incredible, more wonderful than anything…seeing the musicians one by one. I’m kind of overwhelmed by all the beauty. Thank you so much. You’re incredible.

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  9. The flowers are so gorgeous and shout Spring!! Ode to Joy is my favourite piece of classical music. The fact that someone who was beaten as a child, was deaf and suffered from depression could write a piece of music so full of joy is amazing. Thanks.

  10. Thank you Cindy!
    It’s a beautiful bouquet of joy.
    The video brought tears to my eyes.
    We have lost so much. Still, I am thankful for my lot in life.
    Many on this planet had nothing left to lose. Or so we thought. Time to rethink everything.

    1. Yes. Beethoven was a tortured, and torturing soul.
      I remember thinking, reading about these past time frames, “Well, they had plagues.”
      Live and learn.
      But regardless of the plagues, past and present, we still have, “Ode to Joy!”
      Love to you Resa დ

  11. Such colors, the flowers and musicians. While we miss live concerts, theatres, and museums (we actually were able to go to the Phillips Collection D.C. a couple of weekends ago after it opened – fabulous to have just our party in each room to ourselves! Now that was civilized way to view art), so much is now on the Internet from musicians to actors to art curators (The Frick Collection in NYC, one of my favorite house-museums has a Cocktails with the Curator series every Friday evening, and viewable anytime thereafter). Our holler to yours. – Oscar

      1. Is the little squiggly image at the end of our comment a personal signature? I am learning a new device & haven’t a clue where most of the usual stuff is hiding. Good that I will be seeing my 20-something niece and nephew is a few weeks. I expect some tutorials (not so fast… what did you just click on?)

  12. It is really Ode to Joy! Beethoven is exactly what makes your post more powerful. I am glad you already have so colourful and flowery Spring. We are not so lucky and have to be patient and wait for blooming.

    1. Flowers, in cold climates that have to wait for spring, bloom most exuberantly of all. Beethoven had to wait for spring, look what he created. Be well my friend and thank you დ

      1. Unlike Tchaikovsky or Vivaldi, whose works were dedicated to the seasons, Beethoven’s symphony is more about love, freedom and the rebirth of the spirit, and is literally not connected with spring. But the joy of the praise of the Creator, and the spring revival of life can be symbolically associated with this time of the year.
        Everything in life is symbolic. I do not take many things literally and try to find the meaning of being in symbols. What is faith in God? This is the symbol that humanity is trying to follow and build a happy life.
        Therefore, for me, Beethoven is always timely. IMHO.

        1. You are sounding like Carl Jung, who I have spent much of my life studying. He was interested in universal human symbols, he called them archetypes, which many people intuitively know and feel, but others, for many reasons, may be disconnected from. For me, people like Beethoven, Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, were just so close to universal truths, their unsurpassed symbolic music just gets stronger and stronger over time. I took my grandfather’s boxed collection of Bach’s, ‘The Well Tempered Clavier,’ home, and listened to it all the time as a kid. It calmed me down. Handel does the same for me. Beethoven makes me cry. Vivaldi makes me happy. Tchaikovsky is cognitively complex, and I need to think less! πŸ˜‰
          Love to you my friend and let’s keep listening. It pulls us beyond the temporal fray დ

          1. It is an honor to be compared with Carl Jung.
            We came to discuss two very interesting and big field of human knowledge – psychology and music. It is interesting but not for WP discussion. It seems we look at the world in many aspects the same.

  13. Looked like “ode to spring” to me, Cuz. Spring is sprung here now. The Bluebirds have come to call along with the doves, and goldfinches (sp) . Hope all is well with you and yours. Hugs……

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  15. So incredibly beautiful it’s almost intoxicating! And presented like that in a simple arrangement in a simple vase with that sweet little twine bow, the beauty of the flowers is even more dazzling. Ode to joy, indeed! Cheers to you, Cindy.

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