Rotina diária do compositor Erik Satie (1866-1925)

By FT - 9.12.12

Encontrei algumas palavras de Erik Satie no site fazendo referência à sua rotina diária. Apesar de não saber da veracidade deste texto (dado que nem existem mais fontes..) dei por mim a analisá-lo.

As estatísticas para o facto de pessoas de sucesso serem madrugadoras são altas. Porém isto é muito mais minucioso, sobretudo com os minutos! Não só inclui a referência de que o senhor compositor comia em 3, 4 minutos, como indica ao pormenor os seus momentos de inspiração...

"A Day in the Life of a Musician 

Erik Satie

An artist must regulate his life. 

Here is a time-table of my daily acts. I rise at 7.18; am inspired from 10.23 to 11.47. I lunch at 12.11 and leave the table at 12.14. A healthy ride on horse-back round my domain follows from 1.19 pm to 2.53 pm. Another bout of inspiration from 3.12 to 4.7 pm. From 5 to 6.47 pm various occupations (fencing, reflection, immobility, visits, contemplation, dexterity, natation, etc.) 

Dinner is served at 7.16 and finished at 7.20 pm. From 8.9 to 9.59 pm symphonic readings (out loud). I go to bed regularly at 10.37 pm. Once a week (on Tuesdays) I awake with a start at 3.14 am. 

My only nourishment consists of food that is white: eggs, sugar, shredded bones, the fat of dead animals, veal, salt, coco-nuts, chicken cooked in white water, mouldy fruit, rice, turnips, sausages in camphor, pastry, cheese (white varieties), cotton salad, and certain kinds of fish (without their skin). I boil my wine and drink it cold mixed with the juice of the Fuschia. I have a good appetite but never talk when eating for fear of strangling myself. 

I breathe carefully (a little at a time) and dance very rarely. When walking I hold my ribs and look steadily behind me. 

My expression is very serious; when I laugh it is unintentional, and I always apologise very politely. 

I sleep with only one eye closed, very profoundly. My bed is round with a hole in it for my head to go through. Every hour a servant takes my temperature and gives me another. "

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