[Any other idiots out there insisiting they’re cold even though the polar ice caps are melting?! – João Fernandes with the Frost Scene from Purcell’s “King Arthur”, Montpellier 2008. – Clip with thanks to Le Concert Spirituel]
It has been a week where my first impulse was to post a “curl up in a corner with a Bartoli clip for three minutes to restore a base level of faith in humanity” choice, but I am still saving that one up because I fear we will still need it at some point during the next 3 1/2 years.
This week has seen more horrific, senseless slaughter, of families and young children, in Baghdad and Kabul. Abusers of desperate migrants continue to kill so many by not caring. And now a certain unqualified narcissist bully tries to outdo that, too, in deciding to screw over the planet at large by disregarding climate change (never mind all the embezzlement and personal profiting from positions established by the people to serve the people also happening under his auspices).
This is your weekly operatic reminder that none of this is normal, nor should it ever be normalized (our favorite mezzos agree, just as any halfway decent human being). Keep on standing up!