I think you put it really well - the melody which seems tell a (sad, lonely, longing) story, against the healing harmonic repetitions...it does make me recall some painful emotions/feelings but at the same time it seems to tell me that everything's going to be alright, despite it all. 'Transcending' everything I guess is the right word, and I think it relates to what you said about the timeless quality of the piece. Thanks for listening, I appreciate it.
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