Friday, April 18, 2008

looking through the glass

Looking Through the Glass
April 2008

My iTunes: Prendero Quel Brunettino from Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte

Do you like the slight pun of this picture's title? I thought it would be fun to do a play on words with "Through the Looking Glass"!

Anna has joined in a new project starting by Mark -- Project Looking Through. Check out some of his images here. I can't promise I'll stick to it the whole time, but I did catch this picture. I like it in black and white because you're less distracted by all the colors and can focus more on texture, and on the fact that you're looking through a glass and the perspective becomes distorted and fractured.

I really like this song -- I find the melody is quite tuneful and catchy. Really, I just have a soft spot for Mozart's operas. It's one of my goals in life to see each one performed. This is one of his comic operas, also known as opera buffa, and the entire thing is quite entertaining. In this song, the playful Dorabella is persuaded that there could be no harm in a little flirtation, and surprisingly, Fiordiligi, the more "uptight" of the two sisters, agrees. They decide who will pair off with whom, and each picks the other's original suitor. It's a great opera!

Today was my first day without ibuprofen. It was horrible. But not as horrible as I was afraid it could be. I was able to get out of bed, but standing and walking are extremely painful. I've ended up cancelling work for tomorrow, which will be the beginning of three weeks off... I have a wedding to go to tomorrow evening, and it should be interesting to see how I hold up -- wish me luck!

5 days until surgery.


Robert said...

At first I thought I was looking at a reflection but 1) that wouldn't fit the "looking through" theme, and 2) I figured it out from the pattern continuing to the left of the glass. I agree, I like the b&w on this.

I just added my first PLT post. Oh, and fyi, it's Mark's project. Anna is a participant, not the host this time.

Wish I had some better encouragement than to just hang in there with the pain. I know...I'll pray.

christy said...

Thanks for the correction -- I've been finding that things slip my mind more easily after midnight when I'm posting and all my medications have worn off...

I've corrected my post so that it links to Mark's blog!

Carletta said...

Hi Christy -
Very well done - and yes, the title is terrific!

Good luck at the wedding and have fun.

Anna said...

Love it!