image :: Green Shore, László Fehér (2008,Hungarian, b.1953)
“We love because he first loved us.” I John 4:19
You have loved us first, O God, alas!
We speak of it in terms of history
as if You have only loved us first but a single time,
rather than that without ceasing
You have loved us first many times
and every day and our whole life through.
Søren Kierkegaard, 19th century
sound :: A Love Supreme, Part I: Acknowledgement, John Coltrane (1964)
Toward the end of this piece, Coltrane plays the “Love Supreme” riff in all 12 possible keys. The bass introduces the motif from the start, and the band improvises upon it. Finally, Coltrane says he sees it everywhere. Without ceasing.