Sunday, September 15, 2013

An Unmarred Theme

The late Jill Clayburg in 1978's 'An Unmarried Woman'
As I work this morning, I am listening to the late Bill Conti’s superb jazz theme for An Unmarried Woman, which, to my ear, somehow manages to combine an embrace of life as it is with a smiling-through-tears acceptance of just how sharp and lonely the pain of experience can be.
The music raises its chin and keeps moving past hurt and bitterness, the acceptance finally rising to a kind of what-the-hell exuberance about existence itself.

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