An Abrupt, Bittersweet Ending—And Hopes for a New Beginning

Rachmaninoff’s beautiful Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (especially the famous interlude which starts at around 3:30 in this rendition by Pletnev) has punctuated a decade long effort in my life which came to an abrupt end yesterday—a bittersweet moment, but I look forward to similar, equally rewarding  endeavors in the future.

Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (Prometheus, 2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism ” (Prometheus, November, 2008)

You can contact Dr. Bostom at @andrewbostom.org

One response to “An Abrupt, Bittersweet Ending—And Hopes for a New Beginning

  1. heroyalwhyness@yahoo.com' heroyalwhyness

    This interlude – resonated throughout a film based on the novel “Bid Time Return” , which unlike the novel centered on an ontological paradox coincidentally suffering an abrupt ending.
    “All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that’s now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by. “-Conrad Aiken