Wednesday, December 01, 2004

final touches

I watched Compass on the Australian Chamber Orchestra's The Seven Last Words of Christ and found it very moving. Michael Leunig reading his contribution had me weeping with memories of vigil and loss.

"For love was made in spite of all, Piece by lonely piece, fragments frail and small; Dearly held when life was cold and dark; Now love’s the light that holds it all. It is there – it is true; The final touches now will see it gently through; Two more little touches of your hand – Love for me and love for you."

Comments: final touches

Closed my eyes and thought, "well there ya go, Jack Thompson has been possessed by the long lost voice of Orson Wells."
Posted by Sedgwick at December 1, 2004 02:27 PM

Yep. The 'duet' of author and actor was good.
I thought Michael Leunig's gentle voice worked well with such a tender piece of writing - but it was good to hear this after the actor's orson-sonorous tones. The repetition no doubt helped to strengthen the emotional effect.
Posted by boynton at December 1, 2004 02:46 PM

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