Your weekly anxiety medicine
So, OK, the stock market just sank another 250 points, and the week is young. Who knows where, or if, this downward spiral will end?
I'm still reeling from my last 401K report, which made me realize that I'll have to work until the age of 91 in order to afford retirement -- if I could even manage to keep a job that long (and please don't remind me of all the glum predicitions about the future of newspapers).
Let's face it, we're all on this bumpy road together, and we all need a bailout of some kind, if only emotionally. Since music is always good for any ailment, especially flagging spirits, I think it's a perfect time to sit back and wallow in the sublime Adagietto from Mahler's Symphony No. 5. It should be able to soothe any troubled soul.
I figured we could use an extra dose of this potent anxiety-queller, so I looked for a really long interpretation (Herbert von Karajan is the conductor), rather than one of those now-fashionably brisk accounts. Enjoy.
MAHLER / Adagietto - 4º movimiento de la sinfonía nº 5 - Karajan