“But is not an event in fact more significant and noteworthy the greater number of fortuities necessary to bring it about?
Chance and chance alone has a message for us. Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out, is mute. Only chance can speak to us. We read it’s message much as gypsies read the images made by coffee grounds at the bottom of a cup …
… Necessity knows no magic formulae–they are all left to chance. If a love is to be unforgettable, fortuities must immediately start fluttering down to it like birds to Francis of Assisi’s shoulders.”
“Music has a unique ability to reach directly into some inner portion of our selves, bypassing our brains. That’s why listening to music–really listening, not just experiencing the ubiquitous background of pop-flavored musical formulas we are subjected to constantly–can be a shortcut to our emotions. Perhaps music even shortcuts to our very souls.”