火曜日, 12月 16, 2003

(From last night's journal entry):

Just came back from an exhilarating performance of Mozart's Requiem in D Minor. Coming from the events of this morning, the emotional impact was even more impressive:

Confutatis maledictis
Flammis acribus afflictis
Voca me cum benedictis

Ora supplex et acclinis
Cor contritum quasi cinis
Gere curam mei finis


When the accursed are confounded,
consigned to the flames of woe:
call me to be with the blessed.

I pray suppliant and kneeling,
my heart contrite as if it were ashes:
protect me in my final hour.