The American Caliban (substitute) wrote,
The American Caliban
substitute

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Cognitive Dissonance

In the waiting room at a psychiatrists' office. Usually the other patients are the entertainment. Today they have both a television and a radio going. The TV shows ocean nature scenes and the radio plays classical music. The results so far:

Elephant seals bask and tussle to Mahler

Slow, ominous cellos surround a zoom shot of the ocean under a cliff. Is there a body, dead, wrapped in plastic?

More Mahler: French horns heroically sound as otters clean themselves in a kelp bed.

The choice of Mahler is great. He was quite mad, and scored a part in his unfinished 10th symphony for a flute to be made of his dead wife's thigh bone.
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