Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The wisdom of Gustav Mahler
"Tradition is tending the flame, it's not worshipping the ashes."
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Mahler's forward-looking comment about tradition appeals to me…..I tend to think of myself more as a traditionalist than as an early adopter, but I take Mahler's point: the great benefits of tradition are not the reward for looking backward, they are the energy and revelation we can adapt as we work at living a good life…