As I write today, I'm listening to a symphony that Beethoven composed after he had gone completely deaf. And it is pretty amazing -- even without the deafness factored in there.
Since I am writing (revising) this week, it got me to thinking: Could I write this article without being able to read what I had written? Could I do it without looking at any notes? I'd be relying only on the pieces/details I had managed to store in my memory...relying on only impressions of how well I had explained this or that point... Yeesh.
2 months ago