To know another person’s Truth, we must accept him for who he is. It is not for us to change someone else or to project our experiences, values and the like onto him. Acceptance demands that we respect others, and the kind of acceptance that brings the Truth force to life demands that we honor and appreciate others, not merely acknowledge and tolerate them. As nearly as possible, we must imagine ourselves as the other person, knowing that we can only do so incompletely and in the main, inadequately.
Music: Composers, artists, and major works
Haydn’s String Quartets, Opus 20 (“Sun” quartets, 1772), express the composer’s reaction to a strain of strict rationalism in the Enlightenment of his time. He seems to have meant these quartets to express an opening to a freer emotional life, as expressed by a shining sun.
- Quartet No. 28 in E-flat major, 20, No. 1, FHE No. 43, Hob. III:31
- Quartet No. 25 in C major, 20, No. 2, FHE No. 44, Hob. III:32
- Quartet No. 26 in G minor, 20, No. 3, FHE No. 45, Hob. III:33
- Quartet No. 27 in D major, 20, No. 4, FHE No. 46, Hob. III:34
- Quartet No. 23 in F minor, 20, No. 5, FHE No. 47, Hob.III:35.
- Quartet No. 24 in A major, 20, No. 6, FHE No. 48, Hob. III:36
Music: songs and other short pieces
- Naomi Kritzer, Catfishing on CatNet: A Novel (TorTeen, 2019): “From the believable teenage voices to the shockingly effective thriller plot, it swings effortlessly from charming humor to visceral terror, grounding it all in beautiful friendships, budding romance and radical acceptance.”
From the dark side:
- Edgar Lee Masters, “Harmon Whitney”