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On thesis defense

This is to say: this morning, I had my undergraduate thesis defense, in which I discussed the accompanying exegetic essay to my creative manuscript—a project on music, among other things—entitled “If (Not) Music.” Because I had heavily discussed Theodor W. Adorno, particularly his “The Essay as Form,” in that introductory essay, my reader took to Adorno’s own considerations of music in Aesthetic Theory: “Music is at once completely enigmatic and totally evident. It cannot be solved, only its form can be deciphered.” I had also encountered that description a while back, and I remember thinking how incredibly compelling Adorno’s definition and his articulation was, which has stayed with me. And then my reader said, “Your project is both enigmatic and evident.” I cried I cried I cried I cried I cried

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