“I want to crawl to her feet, whimper to be forgiven for needing her more than my own life… for belonging to her more than my own soul”
— Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)
I do not wish that he crawls to my feet like Heathcliffe does in Wuthering Heights, in search of immortal love. Instead, I wish he whispered into my ears, the ‘fifth symphony of Beethoven’ and utters the ode of true love that dwelt in our hearts! The music which travels from ‘treble’ to ‘bass’ and is considered to be the true portrayal of love; these tunes are that very symphony which I would adorn as a symbol of my eternal love.
God’s love is the treble ( 🎼 ) which is a musical note that signifies high pitch! I just wish that He sings the highest note of the ‘song of love’ that touches the zenith’s height and dives into the deep sea of solemn music, in which my soul is drenched. Since, for me God’s love seems to be derived from the musical ‘treble clef’, which I think is meant for me, as my name ‘Sangeeta’ itself means music!
A piece of me was left behind when I was evolving with time growing gracefully. Music is that forgotten part of my persona which was lost in my transition from a romantic girl to responsible woman. The reason why I felt I’d lost the love of God! The subtle trembling notes of Beethoven’s fifth symphony remind me of my journey from a coy girl to a grown up woman with added responsibilities and grey-grown-hair. What I wish from Him is to bring that romance back in my life as my wisdom has taught me to rise in platonic love rather than falling for those trivial passions, just like the treble clef which stays upright and shows the rise of love!
The more I explore Beethoven’s fifth symphony, the better it reminds me of my connection with God and His love. It also connects me to my soul and helps me explore the culture and tradition which the fifth symphony emits by its journey from treble to bass. With the music of Beethoven, I even feel an inclination towards my roots, as despite being western classical music, it somewhere reminds me of our Indian classical music that is driven towards eternity! Furthermore, the trembling notes of this fifth symphony, even resembles ‘HEART’ ( 💔 ) separated into two, treble & bass (high & low notes), which is indeed the —
“Treble reason for loving as well as working while it is day” — George Eliot.