You're just totally fucking wrong about Beethoven, Miss Rand, and I'm most assuredly not a politeness-and-manners-dropping hippie in saying so!
Pastoral Symphony, op. 68 in F Major.
First movement: "Awakening of Cheerful Feelings Upon Arrival in the Country."
Third movement: "Merry Gathering of Country Folk."
Last movement: "Shepherd's Song: Happy and Thankful Feelings After the Storm."
MALEVOLENT UNIVERSE PREMISE? Man's heroic fight against destiny and eventual DEFEAT? The opposite of your sense of life? (Ref.: 1981 Ford Hall Forum Q&A.) How 'bout: the exact effing opposite of Ludwig Van's?
tisk, tisk, tisk
Oh, but I still love ya, though. Just gotta check those premises more perfectively, mmmkay?
But . . .
Miss Rand, you've been vindicated yet again. I'm gonna go sit in the corner now.
Your Loyal and Humble Servant,