I know! I know! Like how many years were wasted painting the Sistine Chapel when all that effort could have gone to growing corn to feed the hungry!!! Not to mention that great blunder, the Eiffel Tower which (in spite of its point) is quite pointless. For that matter, maybe it was a waste of time for Bach to have embellished that old hymn, which stood on its own for a long time without being so decorated. In fact, if it were not for Bach's setting of JJoMD, very few of us would be familiar with it at all. You may well ask why I would waste my time writing this comment. I do not know; but I enjoyed doing it.
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