Touching the infinite

All that was lost in us
Here is corrected
All indescribable
Here we descry
Eternal womanhead
Leads us on High.

These lines translated from Part Two of Goethe's Faust conclude the "Symphony of a Thousand" by Gustav Mahler (Symphony No. 8 in E flat major), recently performed live in my hometown. The production moved me to new heights, transforming the clatter of the day into sweet surrender to the existence of the heavenly. And judging from the standing ovation at the end, the power of the music moved even the reluctant ear:

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Testimony of Healing
Gallstones dissolved through prayer
August 5, 2002

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