Ah well, the joys of the Internet intrusion into life!
So here are some slogans which have been flashing in and out for some nights, when I should have been sleeping soundly!
Why those? Why now? What the heck for?
- Live or Die for Opera
- Stand Up for Opera (and Theater as well)
That is more difficult to explain. It is such wishful thinking. My hands sometime just itch to depict something, but alas I simply can neither paint, sketch, draw, or sculpt- but certainly enjoy looking at all arts. Taking photos gives me perhaps a bit of that feeling of creating something!
- I could have danced all night...
- Nothing starts on time in Spain except La Corrida
One has to have seen it at its best. The elegance of movement, the bravery of el toro, the hush that falls when the moment of truth arrives and the wild exhilaration in appreciation of either torero or-yes I have seen that= the Toro to be granted an indulto. And than to sit among the true aficion! Talk with and about the toreros.
Visit a ganaderia in Central Spain or Mexico, talk bloodlines with the ganaderos and watch a capea -
Or see a rejoneador on horse - a modern centaur- as one with his steed:
I know, I know, it is no longer appreciated by many.
A charreada (San Antonio has one) is a poor substitute, but still shows up supreme horsemanship by charros and charras in fanciful outfits. Alas, with the 'incediary' situation in Mexico, especially along the borders, it would be foolhardy to drive there just to see a corrida. So one meets with others and debates while watching videos.
That part - the debating of all things - is now about the one thing left that pleases and gets the blood roiling.. LOL!