It is the end of the day, my favorite time to enjoy your work and comment on your articles. I followed the link to the Beethoven celebrations. Vienna certainly knows how to celebrate! So many activities. I hope the virus does not interfere once again with the schedule. Perhaps there will be a vaccine or treatment soon and we can all enjoy fuller lives.
The contrast between the life mask and the death mask is startling. I didn't realize people had life masks made, and then (just now) I read about Abraham Lincoln sitting for his life mask. Interesting. New to me. One good reason not to be famous :))
Fascinating how Beethoven was able to lift himself from the depression and become even more creative after he'd come to terms with his deafness. What a gift to all of us.
Be well, Anna. Enjoy the summer despite the limitations imposed by the virus.
Your friend, with full energy and Internet restored :)