Thursday, 10 October 2013


As part of the initial silence, and without interruption, the sweet tendrils of music coming from the orchestra pit start to fill the spaces of silence, and the expectation brings with it a desire impossible to fill .

Beniamino whispers the first words of "E lucevan le stelle"; the faint steps of Floria walking on the sand, the harsh grinding of hinges on the garden gate, the overwhelming expectation of the encounter, and the feverish  movements of Mario hands removing the veils that hide the gentle figure, predict the presence of love ...

The perfume, the intangible breath that transmute blood into perfervid lava flow, and ignites the burning heart embers as igneous torches melting two passions in an ecstatic summit, fills the theatre.

All that magic drags the audience towards a mystical vicarious pleasure, full of delight and belonging.

There we are, defenseless against the apotheosis of this feeling that annihilates us and gives us life, leaving us exhausted, consumed by an experience we long to repeat.

Prompt word: ENRAPTURE.

The music is the aria "E Lucevan le Stelle" (And the stars Sparkled)  from the opera "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini, sang by Beniamino Gigli.

© 2013 Od Liam.


  1. I bow to your ability to craft long yet not rambling and run-on sentences, Sir!

    1. Thank you!

      Appreciate your kindness.

  2. A powerful and intense story, my friend!
    My story:

  3. Thank you, McGuffy Ann!

    I am telling past experiences!

  4. Breathtaking! Thanks for sharing your words!

  5. Yes!

    Opera can left you surprised, sad, happy, gleeful, and any other adjective one can think of.

    Thank you for you comment!

  6. I feel the sadness in this tale but...that's life, right? Thank you so much, Od, for sharing another well-expressed tale.

    1. Thank you to you, BB, for your keenness to "feel" the raw spirit of the tale!

  7. Where are you Od? Missing you a lot .
    your auntie :(

    1. Hi! Auntie!

      Thank you for missing me.

      The same here!

      I am on one of those journeys of mine. Not near the Web.

      Hope to be back soon!! :)