Full Expression

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I sometimes envy composers and conductors. But even they must long for a fuller, more perfect expression of what it means to be made in God’s image.

I don’t usually bother with rhyme patterns. For this one, I pushed myself a little, and it probably shows in the last two lines. “Which sadness serve” can be read in two ways: 1) music can convey sadness (“serve it up” as it were), and 2) music can serve to comfort sadness with its soothing salve.

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