“Music is the best means we have of digesting time.” W. H. Auden

Where do I even start with this one??? Let me provide you with a few definitions of the word “digest” from Merriam-Webster that give me subtly different interpretations of this quote:

  • to think over and try to understand;
  • to take into the mind or memory;
  • to compress into a short summary;
  • to distribute or arrange systematically.

The concept of “digesting time” differs ever so slightly with each of these definitions, but has a simply enormous impact on this quote from poet Wystan Hugh Auden.

Have a wonderful week full of love, life and music!

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