Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Miscellanea

Me: "Sometimes it's so disappointing to examine my own behavior and find I have no one to blame for it but myself . . ."
A friend: "Welcome to the human condition, my dear."

Being human means enduring a constant state of transition.

Things always appear worse before they get better, such as when you are trying to lose weight and parts of you look thicker than others, giving you the impression that you are making no progress at all.

If anyone knows where I can find a decent recording of a soprano singing Bizet's Agnus Dei, please let me know!

Can anyone ever tell when affairs are truly coming to a head? They must. For instance, Mark Sanford's self-revelation about his affair with the South American woman--he knew when he was toast.

--Thoughts from my second cup of coffee

2 comments:

bakerstreetrider said...

"Can anyone ever tell when affairs are truly coming to a head? They must. For instance, Mark Sanford's self-revelation about his affair with the South American woman--he knew when he was toast."

I don't know if anyone can tell. I hope I'm never in that kind of affair. ;-)

Which is Bizet's Agnus Dei? Have I heard it before? It doesn't sound familiar.

healthily sanguine said...

Bizet's Agnus Dei is a bizarre, theatrical piece that I cannot imagine ever performing in its correct liturgical context. It's for solo singer, and if you search YouTube you will find several capable tenors singing it. It's more rare to find a soprano singing it, maybe because the high notes can be so very shrill and piercing! However, last week I sang it for my voice teacher and she seemed somewhat pleased. Maybe I could work it up for a concert or something . . .