Something To Think About

So begins a series of quotations or sayings that you might ponder over.  The first one comes from the Gilbert and Sullivan opera, The Gondoliers.  Written at a time when both lyricist and composer were at their peak, the opera features soaring choruses and witty dialogue.  The quintet, “Try we life-long” is one of the most famous in the G and S canon.  No less a personage than Isaac Asimov considered the last two lines among the finest Gilbert ever wrote.

All:  “Try we life-long, we can never

Straighten out life’s tangled skein,

Why should we, in vain endeavor.

Guess and guess and guess again?…

Life’s perhaps the only riddle

That we shrink from giving up!”

One Lovely Blog Award And Best Moment Award

I am deeply grateful to photographyartplus for nominating me for these prestigious awards.  I hope that my posts have been of interest to my visitors.

About me:

1.  Blue is my favorite color, since I have a love for rivers.

2.  I began inner tubing the Rogue River when I was 12 and haven’t stopped.

3.  Carousel is one of my favorite musicals.

4.  I am a lifetime member of the British Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

5.  Fluorite and tourmaline are two of my favorite minerals, because they come in many colors.

6.  I have a passion for Lewis Carroll and his illustrators.

7.  I enjoy taking photos of nature.

I would like to nominate the following bloggers for One Lovely Blog Award and Best Moment Award:

1.  auntyuta

2. photographyartplus

3. thesophomoreslump2

4. leaf and twig

5. twng32

6. thejapans


To all of the above, congratulations!