One line is my sins, and another line is forgiveness for these sins. Mostly the music has two vocies. One is more complicated and subjective, but another is very simple, clear, and objective.
– Arvo Pärt, interviewed by Björk.
A beautiful description of who and what we are. As who we are, this human self, we are complicated and subjective. We are conditioned in a particular way, experience life through our own set of filters. As what we are, we are simple, clear, objective. Either one is beautiful, and the real beauty comes from both together, from one existing within the context of the other.
As a human self, I sin. I make mistakes. I am confused. I am not aware of the impact of my actions in the world.
As what I am, there is already forgiveness.
And all of that is reflected in Arvo Pärt’s music, in a beautiful way.