A tourist in Vienna goes through a graveyard and all of a sudden he hears some music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the source. He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads: ‘Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827.’ Then he realizes that the music is the Ninth Symphony and it is being played backward!
Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to return with him. By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed. This time it is the Seventh Symphony but like the previous piece, it is being played backward.
Curious, the men agree to consult a music scholar. When they return with the expert the Fifth Symphony is playing, again backward. The expert notices that the symphonies are being played in the reverse order in which they were composed, the 9th, then the 7th, then the 5th.
By the next day the word has spread and a throng has gathered around the grave. They are all listening to the Second Symphony being played backward. Just then the graveyard’s caretaker ambles up to the group. Someone in the group asks him if he has an explanation for the music.
'Don't you get it?', the caretaker says incredulously.
En la vida pasan ese tipo de cosas, que pueden ser casualidades o no. Pero sé que hay días que estás abajo, hundido del todo, y de repente llega a ti una frase, un fragmento de un libro, algo que alguien escribió una vez, y te sientes completamente identificado; como si lo hubieran escrito pensando únicamente en ti. Sabes de sobra que eso es imposible, porque no conoces a esa persona o porque esa persona no puede saber con tanta exactitud lo que está pasando dentro de ti. Pero resulta que ha acertado de lleno y por un momento no te sientes tan sólo e incomprendido en el mundo como creías que estabas.
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”—Audrey Hepburn (via theycallmenat)