When you have the curious ‘privilege’ of growing up with a Mother who seems to have a lot of tricks of darkness at her fingertips, you quickly learn about the art of finesse. Basically, this is a bridge term, for a situation where a player is put into a position where they have to give up a card that is a threat to another player whether they want to or not. Yes, my Mother loved to play bridge. We earned all kinds of gifts from her and my Father’s winnings — even a cat! I usually ended up as ‘dummy’ so had a lot of time to observe the shrewd machinations that comprised an artful finesse. I watched that strategy used in real life as well, to unearth secrets and information that otherwise a person would have steadfastly resisted disclosing. And, eventually, I found myself testing the waters of finessing on my own — sometimes to my advantage, others to utter failure. But I learned and persisted, and have also become an acute observer of finesses-in-process by others. That doesn’t happen often — finessing may be something of a lost art.
At any rate, during and following my lockout by Monostatos’ Orchestra I gradually and painfully began to realize that I didn’t really have to do much work to create a finesse. In fact, if I simply stepped back and let everyone else use all their own energy attempting to disrespect me or worse, they would before long end up hoisting themselves with their own petards. I realized then, as I had before, that the power of die zauberflote is such that it works whether I am conscious of it or not.
I then began to take a look at the music of Wolfgang Mozart — one of the main reasons he was murdered, imo, was to steal his music. Those who plotted and wished him dead then had the opportunity to wave his music triumphantly, like banners, proclaiming to the rest of the Kingdom of the Night that they could hear his music without consequence and even, if they wished, claim in their hearts to have replaced Mozart! And thus they went out into the world, telling everyone of the ‘failure’ of Wolf’s earthly life — how it had ended too soon (but then lots of people died in their 30’s back then) and how much they ‘love’ him (while, of course, slandering him in word and libeling him in book). Apparently, the slander and libel were supposed to create an aura of protection for those who were profiting from his murder.
And so it has continued for well over 200-years. The little bit of shining light in this dreadful scenario is the wonderful concept of the “Mozart effect” which became popular in the 80’s. And yes, there IS such a thing as the “Mozart effect” — it works even when his music is performed by people who despise him. The gift of Gd given to him is so powerful that it can surmount even that indignity. I soon became aware of that — you can hear the elegant and profound energy of ‘shalom’ in nearly all his pieces, no matter who performs them. That, in itself, is something of a miracle.
However, there is even more. I can assure you now, after long years of observation, that all those performing Mozart’s music are, in fact, turned over to the same Gd that created Mozart. By their pridefulness in performing Wolf’s music while refusing to humble themselves before the Creator, they end up finessing themselves. And so, one of the group of Monostatos regularly performs the Clarinet Concerto of Mozart, apparently trying to proclaim that they have, after locking me out, in fact ‘replaced’ Mozart…http://m.startribune.com/vanska-minnesota-orchestra-musicians-unite-for-concert-to-aid-syrian-refugees/363393091/
Umm…not gonna happen.
All they probably have done is finn-essed themself! 🙂