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I have observed this in friends who had great faith in their spiritual beliefs, supported by their religion. One was Mormon, a convert who was unshakeable in her faith. The other was Catholic and though I didn't know her well enough to see how that affected her whole life, it sustained her in times of trouble, for sure. They both lost children--one to brain cancer, at age 3, and the other to a congenital heart defect, aroung age 5. 

posted by Ciel on June 23, 2017 at 7:51 AM | link to this | reply

Re: CCT,

I certainly agree, when survival is the first priority, opera is hardly relevant. 

It did occur to me a while back that maybe life doesn't offer much happiness or good fortune: to live with enough, to survive and have some comfort in living is like plain boiled food, and only sometimes we get gravy as a treat. And sweets!  Sometimes, there are sweets!  But expecting them all the time leads to disappointment or tooth decay.




posted by Ciel on June 22, 2017 at 10:23 AM | link to this | reply

You are right Ciel it always was a lousy deal for most, have you ever heard of a beggar being remembered?  This is the best time for most and the worst for those who are suffering. I don't think many want to listen to an opera if they are homeless and starving.

posted by C_C_T on June 22, 2017 at 9:46 AM | link to this | reply

Sad to say, some never do.  For me, it is faith.  Faith is the victory that overcomes the world.

posted by TAPS. on June 21, 2017 at 3:46 PM | link to this | reply

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