Heed heavenly voices
A partial antidote, at least, to the horrors of this degenerate nation and, indeed, the world beyond, would be a massive dose of the grandeur and glory of European culture and all those great European men of sublime and towering genius who, in every realm of human endeavour, were responsible for the miracle of Western civilization, the greatest by far, that this troubled world has ever known.
If, like me, you are weary of the abysmal banality of modern popular music and just about everything else in this depraved and declining world, then I urge you Americans to listen to the exquisite voices of two of your own national treasures, coloratura sopranos Beverly Sills and Renee Fleming.
Sit back, relax, empty your minds and just listen to the heavenly voice of Beverly Sills singing Vincenzo Bellini’s “Casta Diva” from his opera Norma, and/or the equally heavenly voice of Renee Fleming singing Jules Massenet’s “Ah! Je suis seule, seule enfin!” from his opera Thaïs. This listening experience will not only move you to tears but will, to some degree at least, restore your faith in humanity.
WILLIAM G. CARLYLE North Little Rock