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Friday, May 21, 2010
By the sea, by the sea
I went walking on the waterfront and while I walked I listened to Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman."
That is the opera to listen to while you are walking by the sea! And looking at our old lighthouse which dates to when Wagner was alive. I listened to some of Act I of the opera.
The overture, with the waves crashing against the rocks. We did not exactly have waves crashing but we had rocks at least ...
... and I was able to use my imagination.
I also love the Norwegian sailors' songs, like the famous sailors' chorus. I love how the sailors are trying their darnedest to pretend that everything is OK. It is not OK! Not when you are faced with the Flying Dutchman's ghost ship it is not.