"From my boyhood I wanted to be a composer, but waited until I was a senior in high school to write my first composition. It was modeled after the music I played at school and community socials. In the little town where I grew up music was communal. Everybody, young and old alike, listened and danced to the same tunes. They came in a one-size-fits-all package that featured such popular dance steps as the waltz, jitterbug and foxtrot. Though I would later become a composer of more sophisticated music, infused in it is the lingering influence of those early years."
Changing qualities characterize entities. They are perceived in pairs and are defined by the difference between them. Aristotle refers to them as “opposites,” and categorizes them as “principles." He also indicates that rather than characterizing each other, they characterize or act on a “third thing” or principle…
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