31 Dec '12, 7pm

When the Fat Lady Sings: Where will you be when the fat lady sings?

When the Fat Lady Sings: Where will you be when the fat lady sings?

Andrew C. Revkin Paris street scene, August, 1980. As I explained last year on this date , I took this photo in Paris in 1980, at the sleepy peak of the August vacances , when most shops, including this watch store, were shuttered. The elderly gentleman, to my eye, seemed particularly uncomfortable on his walk as he passed the hand of time. As the clock ticks toward the close of another year, it’s worth reviewing how one “spends” the very finite reserve of hours each of us has on this pale blue dot . I wrote a song awhile back reflecting on this — titled “When She Sings.” Here are the lyrics and a recording (a live performance in which I skipped the bridge): When She Sings © 2012 A. Revkin All of your life you struggle and strive To get just a little ahead. Days of rest few and far between. You rush from your desk to your bed. Someday you’ll sit on a nice heap of money. Yo...

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