[Oh look – live footage from Capitol Hill, as the allegories of Desolation, Despair and Depression assemble to commemorate one of the unfiner moments in history. And if I am to make through today without live-conserving my liver, I have to rely on the most blinding moment of beauty and truthfulness and godness that 2016 had to offer for me. – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare), Petricia Petibon (Aspasia) and Agnès Aubé (Older Lady-in-Waiting) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris/TCE 2016]
Do you remember the beautiful belief of the Enlightenment, that Beauty and Truthfulness and Goodness would, in their purest condition, automatically collapse into each other?
Impossible, and farther away then ever, and yet… and yet.
Take you shards of beauty, hold them up against the light, and then seal them into you in their truth. We will need them to keep us going.