Wednesday, 30 November 2005

Rewrites


When I'm in the throes of writing and rewriting (more often the latter than the former) I listen to Pau Casals play Bach's 6 Cello Suites. He practised them every day for 13 years before he performed them in public. The range of expression and emotion is astonishing and they remain the centre of his output.

They give me solace when I'm revising and revising and going over the same thing for what seems to be the millionth time.

2 comments:

darragh said...

Does this mean you'll be taking 13 years to finish your thesis? ;-)

Miglior acque said...

Yes now that's very funny you should say that. Well 13 is an unlucky number so it will have to be either 12 or 14.
But seriously....there are grads here who've been working on theses for y.e.a.r.s.... Like one guy, the software he'd started it on was completely obsolete by the time he finished...literally, there were no computers to run it on! Yikes.

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