|Music: Fugue in F Minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.
|Ninety is a mixed but welcome blessing.
In simply being, knowing, loving, wanting --
Not without pain, not without thoughts of rest,
Each day an arduous, familiar test --
There is joy, a music sweet but haunting,
Yearning for the grace it is expressing.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon