Loss



I was devastated to hear about the death of Luciano Pavarotti. Growing up my step dad listened to some very diverse music and singers, and I really enjoyed it. he introduced me to all kinds of world music, and people I never would have heard, until I was much older.
He enjoyed Pavarotti and played various recordings. I got hooked on one specific album though,
Mama: Popular Italian Songs
It came out the year I started high school and I listened to it non stop. It became one of my favorite things to listen while doing things around the house, cleaning etc. I had that tape until sometime in the early 90’s when it was eaten by a tape player with an obvious bias toward good music.
So in looking up some of his other performances, I found him singing with James Brown. It was stellar… I post it below for you all to make your own call on…



Then to hear that Madeleine L’Engle passed away as well, that hurt as much as when Vonnegut died. She created such wonderful worlds. Her worlds seemed to be ones that allowed for the mixing of religious beliefs. I know she was a christian, but reading her I get more of a witchy vibe. Either way, she was brilliant!
I can remember how much I loved Wrinkle in Time and at the same time parts of it scared me to bits, when I first read it.
My favorite characters were the three ” witches” or transcendental beings Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and Mrs Which.
For some reason they were the ones I always identified with the most.

I think I am going to go pull Wrinkle in Time back down off the shelf and revisit some old friends.

It’s been a long time since I have seen them Sphere: Related Content


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