Friday, February 18, 2011

Invoking with Akhnaten

"Exploring Music," is one of the radio shows I listen to in the mornings.  Right now the theme is music for valentine's day (yes, it's taken them two weeks).  One piece I haven't heard them play is a love duet from Philip Glass's opera Akhnaten

The line that resonates with me is, "Call thou my name, unto eternity, and it shall never fail."  I once saw a French translation, which appeared to use the word for "give voice to" or "invoke."   So now I have an image of a lover, kneeling in candle light and making invocations.
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