Right now, on Public Radio, Delilah is singing her beautiful song to Samson, in impeccable French. We know her melodies will win his heart, with disastrous results. But as we listen to this, we do not really care. I think this is one of the most beautiful songs in all of opera.
I ordered more books today, although I cannot shelve the ones I have. But I keep being reminded of something I planned to read and finding that it has now been remaindered for $1-$4. Hard to resist unless gas climbs to $5 a gallon.
Virgin Soil by Turgenev came today in a lovely Everyman's Library edition with a ribbon bookmark. That's good for a day or three.