Was he an animal, that music could move him so? He felt as if the way to the unknown nourishment he longed for were coming to light.
Then birds flew up like a shower of sparks, I followed them with my eyes and saw how they rose in a single breath, until they seemed no longer to be rising but I to be falling...
I am never serious, and therefore I have to make jokes do duty both for jest and earnest.
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
I'm thinking only of my illness and my health, though both, the first as well as the second, are you.
Now, quite apart from the fact that the doors were locked, should he really call out for help? In spite of all his distress, he was unable to suppress a smile at this idea.