I first wrote this piece in 2010, strongly inspired by my undying love for a chap in an arm sling (hence the title)… He somehow heroically managed to lead orchestra, chorus and soloists through a beautiful composition by Rossini, and I have never forgotten it.
He will always stay in my heart as an inspiration, a beautifully-mysterious icon, and an individual I’d like to emulate: his majesty, beauty, and professionalism shall never leave my memory.
This is the recently-corrected version (2013), a piece with somewhat imperfect rhythm, some good moments and then some pretty disappointing ones… However I cannot help but remember that this was the poem which lead me on the road to creative writing again, after 6 years of silence.
I then went on to publish my website: http://MidnightNotebook.com
Merci encore, Monsieur, mille fois.
Music: Cherubini’s Requiem.
Images by Corbis/ Maani Vagdama/ Metropolitan Opera.