I have spent a very philosophical week in New York. How is one to choose?
Should I build a house and plant a garden, as suggested by Candide? This is an attractive choice.
Should I procreate and make art, as suggested by Sunday in the Park with George? I think I'm finished with procreation. How about an artistic house?
Should I take action without thought of consequence, as suggested by Satyagraha? I could build an artistic house without thought of consequences.
I knew a man who spent his retirement years doing exactly that, and the house he made is truly remarkable. He died before it was complete, and it had to be finished by others. I've been inside, and it's filled with light.
I can't think of three operas with so much philosophy.
Coming Up at San Francisco Opera
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