... about music theory, the more utterly amazed I am by Beethoven.
It's enough to make you feel like a tiny little beetle or ant or snail or other insignificant-seeming creature, incidentally creeping and groping along the borders of the great and terrifying light of genius.
OK, so maybe I'm romanticizing and waxing faux-eloquent. But Beethoven's music really does floor me. I'm on the floor right now. Or at least my butt-filled chair is.