Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Sunday, April 18, 2021



“It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.” - Benjamin Britten



Bluebullamerica said...

Stunningly beautiful. I love how their voices seamlessly meld together to form this ethereal masterpiece. Love it. It tugs on the soul and, even for an old non-believer like me, makes me think of a Heaven.

Mike said...

Beautiful music. No wonder people fall asleep in church.

Now, today I have been looking up stuff on google like crazy! Nimrod. I learned more about Nimrod than I ever wanted to know. Wikipedia has a long article on Nimrod. But I remember Nimrod as an insult from when I was a kid. And there it was. At the bottom of the looong Wikipedia article.
"In modern North American English, the term is often used sarcastically to mean a dimwitted or a stupid person, a usage first recorded in 1932 and popularized by the Looney Tunes cartoon characters Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, who both sarcastically refer to the hunter Elmer Fudd as "nimrod", as an ironic connection between "mighty hunter" and "poor little Nimrod", i.e. Fudd. The nickname 'Nimrod', was used mockingly in 1914 by Robert Tressell in 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists'. The sarcastic moniker was used towards the foreman (named Hunter), of a gang of workmen; a play on his surname and as an ironic reference to his so-called religious beliefs and sense of self-importance."