LisaLCFan wrote several things (which i later hope to return to), including:
>. . . hope you get to see the Mozart opera!
thank you, yes i was there. wonderful to experience live opera. would have preferred something a little less 'whimsical' - if that is the right word - but thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless, including the atmosphere, everyone wearing their most elegant attire, and during the interval sipping wine at tables in the foyer or taking a brief stroll along the oslofjord promenade. it was a universe rarely visited by myself - and i felt alive. i was so fortunate to get one of the last seats available, for it was fully booked. the seat was one of the worst in the theatre, right at the top, back row - but i cannot imagine anyone being more enthralled by the privilege of being there than i. even though 'the magic flute
' is a light-hearted opera, so moved was i, being in such a concert hall, in a city far away from the small and staid fishing town where i have my base, that tears welled in my eyes during the 'papagena, papageno
' duet, and should anyone have turned and seen me i would surely have died from embarrassment. as a memento, i took this bad quality picture from my seat before the auditorium began to fill.
>I consult this thread occasionally for the same reasons as Lisa, to see any new artwork and to read any banter, you have a gift for both.
>. . . for the same reasons as Lisa, 4 and I presume, many others.
>Keep sharing, you give pleasure to many.
thank you, '4' and alan. thank you so very much! reading your feedback, so positive, means a great deal to me. i have a bad habit of returning to peoples' messages when time and energy are not conspiring against me, so you may not yet have heard the last of me
in the meantime . . .