kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

20 May 2010

Romeo and Juliet

Tchaikovsky's "Love Theme" from his Romeo and Juliet Overture. You've all heard it even if you don't know you have. It's that swell of music that sweeps in during every cheesy romantic scene in almost every movie. I randomly heard this piece today, which got me thinking about it. It really is a lovely piece of music. It's beautiful. It's such a shame that it's associated with so much kitsch in our popular culture. I so terribly wish there was something we could do to change that. Do yourself a favor and listen to the whole piece - it's definitely worth your time. But if you don't have ten minutes and fifty-five seconds to spare right now, skip ahead to seven minutes and forty-five seconds to hear the part that has been so wrongly (in my opinion, at least) associated with cheesy romance.
Also, in the play when Juliet says, "Wherefore art thou Romeo?", she's not asking him where he is. She's lamenting the fact that he's a Montague and she a Capulet.


lotusgirl said...

Listening now. Thanks for the rec. and Wherefore doesn't mean "where" any more than therefore means "there." Just a thought.

Kelsie Lynn said...

Totally had to study this pece. I do love immensely. its BBBeautiful.

and welcome home :)