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May 20, 2002

The Classics

I listen to National Public Radio (NPR) during my morning drive. I enjoy the news and personal interest stories. It starts my day on a peaceful and reflective note.

Sometimes I run a bit behind schedule and catch one or two pieces from Classics in the Morning. Last Friday was one of those mornings.

I enjoy the classics and have quite a few personal favorites. I've even been caught humming Pachebel's Cannon. Friday's program started with a piece by Rossini. I recognized it and eagerly increased the volume.

From this description, you might have an image of some cultured pearl enjoying a mobile concert. The part about enjoyment was right, but the culture crept in uninvited. The music stimulated the part of my brain that held the archive.

The music was Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Images of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd flooded my brain and would not leave. A child-like smile slid across my face as I remembered the cartoon.

Luckily, the piece was over just before I pulled into the parking lot. The images subsided, but the smile remained.

Sometimes it's a good thing to be a little late for work.

Posted by BlueWolf on May 20, 2002 12:35 AM