“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!