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Gypsy wonders how many are looking toward spring?

In the spirit of longer days:

Happy Winter Solstice to all! For those of you who see this shortest day as the gateway to Spring...where the world is puddle wonderful, and the goat-footed policeman whistles far and wee...this music is especially for you.

Here's a lovely recording of Prelude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Debussy. Debussy considered himself much more of a Symbolist, like the poem's creator, Stephane Mallarmé. The text in french can be found here. There are 2 translations: A.S. Kline and Roger Fry, accompanied by illustrations. I have a paper back of C.F. McIntyre's translations, but these fit the bill.

Best wishes this season. Hopefully I'll be back to more regular posts in late spring. cheers!


 

Comments

And a happy solstice to you and yours and to the regulars around here.

Here, here! I'm all for ditching the X-mas holidays in favor of the Solstice--at least it's something measurable (and provable). I'm a day late with my greeting and today will be a whopping 3 seconds longer than yesterday here in my corner or España. ¡Feliz solsticio!

Here, here! I'm all for ditching the X-mas holidays in favor of the Solstice--at least it's something measurable (and provable). I'm a day late with my greeting and today will be a whopping 3 seconds longer than yesterday here in my corner or España. ¡Feliz solsticio!

Happy holidays - and thanks for the nice musical link.

You're welcome! Glad y'all liked it!

Happy holidays from me too.

Speaking of celestial events, here's a couple of my shots from the past lunar eclipse. We in the west coast were lucky to catch it just as the moon set so tele shots with some foreground were possible:

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/20765102_TkpZpG

Nice! I'm sufficiently jealous, but glad that you shared.

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