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Music Hum is one of ~4 midterms this week. What fun. Now this is stuck in my head.

Vivaldi's "Agitata da due venti" from the opera "Griselda" (1735) (Da Capo Form)

Cecilia Bartoli is amazing. And super cute. Look at that expression. She's so into it!

A Section:
Agitata da due venti,
freme l'onda in mar turbato
e 'l nocchiero spaventato
gia s'aspetta a naufragar

(Buffeted by two winds, the waves rage in the stormy sea, and the frightened steersman expects to be shipwrecked.)

B Section:
Dal dovere da l'amore
combattuto questo core
non resiste e par che ceda
e incominci a desperar.

(By duty and by love my heart is assailed, it cannot hold out, it seems to yield and begin to despair.)
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"Autobiography in Five Chapters" 
By Portia Nelson
Chapter I
I walk down the street 
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk 
I fall in 
I am lost . . . I am helpless 
It isn't my fault 
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter II
I walk down the same street. 
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. 
I pretend I don’t see it. 
I fall in again. 
I can’t believe I am in the same place. 
But, it isn’t my fault. 
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter III
I walk down the same street 
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. 
I see it is there. 
I still fall in . . . it’s a habit. 
My eyes are open. I know where I am. 
It is my fault. 
I get out immediately.

Chapter IV 
I walk down the same street. 
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. 
I walk around it.

Chapter V
I walk down another street
crystal_sun396: (umbrella)
As captioned in my textbook:

"An overhead view of a frog that is being levitated in a magnetic field produced by current in a vertical solenoid below the frog. (The frog is not in discomfort; the sensation is like floating in water, which frogs like very much.)
(Courtesy A. K. Gein,
High Field Magnet Laboratory,
University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Image and more information from: ("In addition, the frog picture will probably help students studying magnetism to get less easily bored.")

( Because not everything has to be exams and final projects, gee dee ai. Sometimes there are frogs. )


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