Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday after New Year

The text Bach chose for BWV 53 draws a "contrast between earthly suffering and heavenly comfort," [Durr].  One line in the Alto Recitative illustrates the earthly suffering with the words, "I dwell here among nothing but lions and dragons."  In the above two photos, taken on Saturday January 4, 2014, are Chinese guardian lions in front of Chinese restaurants in Evansville, IN.

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