[Sara Mingardo and Monica Bacelli with Monteverdi’s “Vorrei baciarti”. – Clip with thanks to gabriel*l*e]
Between DUP-ed Mayhem, Muslim Ban Light and another Twitter tantrum of the rotoundly immature and despicable, it’s been been the kind of week to crawl into a cave corner with some recent Jaroussky/Bartoli footage and have a good cry (which should never be the New Normal, although it has become a now frequent adequate reaction).
Yet it has also been – at least if you a German – a surprisingly and overwhelmingly gay week, with the German Parlament, after years of the conservatives blocking and stalling and stalling and blocking and discrimating queers time and again, has, in a surprose move, finally managed to pass Marriage Equality this morning. I dare you to find me a better reason to celebrate with a mezzo and contralto singing about kissing each other. In Italian.