Monday, August 12, 2013

Pouvez-vous chanter?

How much more powerful and far-reaching is music than other art forms? Music can explode in popularity around the world without being translated. Novels have to be translated. Movies need the help of subtitles. But music, whether it is opera or popular music, can move people to tears in a language completely alien to them. They will even learn to say the words (without necessarily understanding them) simply to chant them back at the singer in frenzied ecstasy.

Origami doesn't seem to have this effect.

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