Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chapter 19: Roma locuta est


"Let me just jump in here and tell you what I have decided to do musically, visually, and ritually.  First, forty Native American smudgers..."


"Then, four hundred Vietnamese drummers..."


"Then, four thousand singers breaking into Bruckner's Ecce Sacerdos Magnus."


"And then--"


"Ah, mister, what-a is your name? Nonononono. Read the Guida. The papa he like semplicità. You understanda me?  Semplicità, dignità, pace. You reada da Guida."