La rupture inéluctable
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay - 2010/11

Duration: 15'

For Heather

Four meditations on our metastable states.

I. Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas (Vanity of vanities; all is vanity)

II. Memento Mori (Remember you will die)
Latin phrase

III. Timor mortis conturbat me (the fear of death disturbs me)
third Nocturn of Matins of the Office of the Dead IV. Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero (Seize the Day, trusting as little as possible in the future)
-Horace, Odes

Happiness is so fragile, a kind of precarious and improbable balance: a multicolour soap bubble. How can one fully enjoy it despite the vertigo its transience induces? It seems that reflection on impermanence was, and forever will be, at the heart of self-conscience, both for the individual and society. This permanence should soothe me.