Thursday, April 28, 2011

Coming up this Sunday ...

(Well, I ought to do at least one post this month. Clearly, my current focus on writing otherwise has cut into the time I'm able to spend here. One of these days I'll be back - or find at least some middle territory between the near-silent now and the much more steady posting of yesteryear. In the meantime, there's this:)

Claire, Steve and I have been developing and rehearsing new material for much of the last month. Part of the text I've come up with is derived from the old Latin poem "Pervigilium Veneris," which I've loved for years. Though it seems to have been written quite late, during the era in which Rome had become largely Christian, at least officially, it feels like a real survivor from the happier pagan era. It's certainly a very proper celebration of Our Lady of Love!

Of course, I've added some new sections to it, one on bonobos and another on dopamine and the other fine neurotransmitters and hormones that do such a fine job of shaping our human experience of love ... or is that "love?"

As the poster says, we''ll be getting underway at 6:00 pm in downtown Marshall, at the French Broad Institute.

Hope to see you there!

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