One Magical Day In Spain

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It was an ordinary day at the Central Market of Valencia, Spain. Suddenly, beautiful classical music is heard over the displays of fruits and vegetables. A man dressed in a grocer’s apron starts singing Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, La Traviata! Soon, a woman joins him. Then, more men and women, all professional opera singers. A crowd gathers, their faces filled with astonishment and delight….

Now, why can’t this happen here in America? Instead, we’re stuck with the obnoxious Critical Mass — hordes of bicyclists who, to make a political statement against automobiles, block and tie up traffic all over San Francisco on the first Friday of each month.
H/t my dear friend Nancy 😉

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2 responses to “One Magical Day In Spain

  1. Something like this did happen in America a few years ago and was witnessed by over 1,000 people, but most of them failed to appreciate it.
    Those who took the time to listen to the music were treated to a free performance by one of the great violinists of our time.
    BTW, the man ignored by those too-busy-to-be-bothered commuters will be featured on “Live From Lincoln Center” on PBS stations this Thursday night.

    • Thanks, Monte for the link! Like Steve, I too am amazed that people didn’t stop to listen, to appreciate, and to feel joy. Let’s hope it’s the New York Syndrome, instead of the American syndrome.


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