Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Italian Niche: In Memory Of

" At no time does solemnity so possess our souls as when we stand deserted at the brink of darkness into which our loved one has gone. And the last place in the world where we would look for comfort at such a time is in the seeming artificiality of etiquette; yet it is in the moment of deepest sorrow that etiquette performs its most vital and real service. It is the time-worn servitor Etiquette who draws the shades, who muffles the bell, who keeps the house quiet, who hushes voices and footsteps of sudden noises, who decrees that the last rites be performed smoothly and with beauty and gravity so the poignancy of grief may in so far as possible be assuaged."

Emily Post. Etiquette. 1922 Chapter XXIV

Luciano Pavarotti

One of the greatest Italian tenors of our time died on September 6, 2007. May his music be forever remembered in our hearts.

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