A reader writes:   

That post reminded me of something Maestro Toscanini once told an orchestra:

"I hate you all, because you destroy my dreams."

He heard the music in his head in a very specific way. No one could make the music as he heard it. No matter how hard he tried. There are recordings of his rehearsals that are more brilliant than the performances.

Kind of like Norman Podhoretz thinks about the Iraq war.

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