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ANYONED READING THIS-----FEEL FREE TO SKIP. THIS PART IS FOR ME. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IF I DON'T KEEP A RECORD OF WHAT I'VE DONE, EVEN RECENTLY, I'LL FORGET THE DETAILS.
SATURDAY, LILLIAN AND I ATTENDED A MOST REMARKABLE EXHIBITION AT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN.
DALE CHIHULY, A WORLD RENOWNED ARTIST WHO CREATES SCULPTURE IN GLASS(AND WHO HAS EXHIBITED HIS WORKS WORLDWIDE) HAS TAKEN OVER THE CONSERVATORY AND OTHER BUILDINGS, WHERE ALMOST EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL, COLORFUL, SURPRISING REPRESENTATIONAL OR ABSTRACT PIECES---CHANDELIERS, FLOATING GLOBES, GLASS BIRDS, SURPRISES EVRYWHERE....... AND I WENT RELUCTANTLY. GOD, WHAT I WOULD HAVE MISSED BECAUSE OF STUPID STUBBORNESS! I WILL NEVER FORGET THE FLOATING GLASS BALLOONS OR THE ROWBOATS FILLED WITH STRANGE BEAUTIFUL FISH, IBIS, FRUIT.(EXHIBIT RUNS TO OCTOBER 29TH.)
SUNDAY, ANOTHER GORGEOUS FALL DAY, WE WALKED UP ALONG THE HUDSON TO THE 79TH STREET BOAT BASIN RESTAURANT FOR LUNCH.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, WAS MY REGULAR SEASON TICKET NIGHT AT THE MET. THE
OPERA, MOZART'S IDOMENEO, I HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE. IT'S "OPERA SERIA,"
A VERY SPECIFIC GENRE, YOUNG MOZART, STYLISTICALLY STATIC, BUT THE MOVEMENTS WERE SO WELL COREOGRAPHED AND THE SINGING SO GREAT THAT THE OPERA WAS QUITE EXCITING.
CAST:ROSCHMANN, JEPSON,MAKARINA, HEPPNER.

YESTERDAY, I WENT BACK TO THE BOX OFFICE TO EXCHANGE A TICKET AND ENDED UP WAITING IN THE "RUSH" LINE - ORCHESTRA SEAT FOR FAUST FOR TWENTY BUCKS! SO I SAW THE PREMIERE NIGHT'S PERFORMANCE. QUITE A SAVING OVER WHAT I PAY FOR GRAND TIER SEATING. NOT THE BEST SINGING BUT THE PRODUCTION HAD MANY OTHER FINE ASPECTS..........A BARGAIN FOR SURE.
CAST:VARGAS, ABDRAZAKOV, SVENSON.

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