Truth Stranger Than Fiction

I would have disappeared but for the sound of your acquaintance
flower-question-mark-page-0-2that found me dressed in flowers and waiting for the wind in the trees.

 

 

I would not have imagined another encounter without the paradox of you, or found myself in a past that became my future in your absence.

 

My writing life might have been barren but for you. Even the waiting for you. And the letting go. Especially, the wanting to hold on.

 

Our story is now buried and visited by strangers. That is how it is told.

 

A House Near Luccoli Poster for blog etc

I “knew” Alessandro Stradella. I recognized his distinct voice, his swaying form, his infectious smile, and his wandering heart. I had witnessed the rise and fall of his talents, how his music had showered him with forgiveness if not fortune.

 

Before her was a gracious creature, especially his hands composing in mid-air and eyes shifting slowly in observation and expression. His hair was an admission of the recklessness that got him in trouble, the vagrancy of his genius making him too accessible. Without music’s influence he might not wander like a prince among his subjects, although who could think that was all there was to him?
~  From A House Near Luccoli

Happy Birthday

Alessandro Stradella

extraordinary Baroque Composer

born April 3, 1639

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©Artwork, writing and photography unless otherwise indicated, are the property of Diane M Denton. Please request permission to reproduce or post elsewhere with a link back to bardessdmdenton. Thank you.

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16 thoughts on “Truth Stranger Than Fiction

  1. Oh, just sooooo beautiful! The lines that most tugged at strings in my heart were, ‘My writing life might have been barren but for you. Even the waiting for you. And the letting go. Especially, the wanting to hold on.’

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  2. Such beautiful words… And his music is too, as is the story of his love and Donatella’s. The sequel will be just a wonderful I am sure 🙂 Big hugs x

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    • Thank you, Ina! I still get quite queasy thinking about Stradella … the inspiration to write “A House …” came from somewhere so private and deep. You know how that is! And … don’t tell anyone, but the sequel has finally reached its conclusion. Now a few weeks of tidying it up. 🙂 XO ♥

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  3. Beautiful Diane, your words tugged at my heart, illustrated with evocative paintings…your talent is a blessing to us who can share it. Xxx

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  4. “I would have disappeared but for the sound of your acquaintance
    that found me dressed in flowers and waiting for the wind in the trees”

    Diane.

    That is so spiritual and lovely!
    Your art and your writing, and your comments on the work of others
    all coalesce into a portrait of a spectacular you.

    Sarah

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