Relativity

I’m going back and forth between watching college football — Tennessee vs Georgia — and muting the sound during ads to read M.t. Anderson​’s Symphony for the City of the Dead — Shostakovich vs the Germans. True, both involve combat, but the stakes in besieged Leningrad were a hundred thousand times (no hyperbole) greater. The violence and suffering endured make football look like a soothing polite dance.

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