Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wilted Flower

Recently I attended a small show by a Viet artist couple from France. The husband is a well-known musicologist, the wife a singer.

The lady has had a long career , having performed with big-time American entertainers in the 50's and 60's , according to the bio I got. I'd never had a chance to listen to her when she had been in her prime, but the last show was a major disappointment. There was no juice in her voice, just the dehydrated pulp so to speak.

On my way home I thought of her and other performers whose heydays have long passed. Well, everything has to come to an end, the cosmos included. Still I wonder how they feel watching their careers dry up.

In other words, how does it feel to be a wilted flower?

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