Is this not the life undertaking of us all...to become human?
24 February 2010
The women next to me at tonight's Moscow State Chamber Choir performance knows all the words to the songs. She tells me that "Steppe, Steppe Around" is a sad story of a lorry driver dying in the steppes. He tells his mother and father that he loves them and charges his friend to give his wife his wedding ring. The encore song is all about summer evenings in the outskirts of Moscow. I can feel the summer breeze as she describes the scene.