52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 43

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

I invite you to come and join me on this pilgrimage to change the world through thankfulness.  Perhaps if enough of us join together we can change the negative climate that exists and is overtaking our planet. Together we can move our fellow citizens of to a better, higher and finer place.

Dom and I went to New York City this past weekend.  We went to celebrate his birthday.  As I have written about in the past, Dom has a great love for music, particularly the opera.  So I bought us tickets to see Aida which was performed at the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday afternoon.  New York City has been the stage for some of the happiest and proudest moments of my life and the saddest and most heartbreaking moments of my life.  I am thankful that the heartbreak has not broken our spirits.

 

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CELEBRATING OPERA

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD.  THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.

One of the interests that Dom and I have shared our entire married life is the Opera.  We have been very fortunate to go to operas at some of the greatest opera houses in the world and have witnessed performances by some of the world’s finest singers.

For the last few years we have been going to the Met Opera in HD when it is broadcast on Saturday afternoons.  These are live streaming performances from the Metropolitan Opera.  Today we were fortunate enough to see Bizet’s, The Pearl Fishers.  This opera has not been performed at the Met in 100 years.

It opened with the orchestra’s overture.  The stage was magically transformed into the ocean with pearl fishers swimming.

pearl fishers

It was absolutely mesmerizing.  The stage was then transformed into a pearl fishing village and one of the most beautiful tenor/baritone duets is sung.  One of the things that makes this duet so outstanding that it is about the love between the two friends.

tenor:baritone

Unfortunately, the friendship is soon to be sorely tested by the arrival of a priestess to the village who becomes both of their love interest.

leia

Fortunately, after very many trials, friendship prevails and the opera end well with no one losing their life.  This I might add is highly unusual.

last scene

If you get a chance, there is a repeat of this performance at some movie theaters that carry these Fathom Events.  It is on Wednesday Evening of next week.  It is a must see.

Bernadette