I have keys. When I first moved to the United States eleven months ago, it took me several weeks to grasp this bit of information. I have keys. I have keys to my own front door and I can open this …
Inventory Fold Mountains
Today USCIS posted the inventory of I-485s in their care. The above graph shows how during 2012, the numbers have ballooned and now it almost seems like mountains that cannot be surmounted. As this week progresses I will mine the numbers. But as anyone can see, between may and October, the changes wrt India is that the mountain height’s increased.
This is an album of works by women classical composers released by Naxos on 30th October 2012. Can be bought on iTunes.
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember.”
Those words are spoken by Ophelia during her mad scene in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This was role famously portrayed by Harriet Smithson (above), an early 19th-century Irish actress and the inspiration for Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, which the Philharmonic is performing October 18–23.
Pained by his then unrequited love for her, Berlioz composed the work to depict an artist tormented by love. Read more about their tragic tale in this week’s program notes.
"Get thee to a nunn’ry, why woulds’t thou be a breeder of sinners?" - Hamlet Act 3 Sc.1 v.114
“There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness” - Herman Mellvile
Of course Google told me in the morning that it is the 161st Anniversary of Moby Dick. And I realized that it had taken me 159 years to read it.