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vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: November 27th, 2007 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)

the beginning of courtship

In the small hours of a rainy night in Oxford when I was slightly hallucinatory with a fever, and on my own, and the Unsuitable Object was in the hospital for the nth time, I woke up to hear Spem in alium playing on the World Service. Needless to say, I was enchanted, and it became My Song. I heard it live in Dorchester Abbey, and later in London, have three recordings of it, and have drooled over the implausible score.

A few years later I was in the pub on another rainy Oxford night, with the dancers, including one of the new boys. Sitting next to one another and somehow not involved in the group conversation, we found that we had listened to the same broadcast. Or so he said at the time ;-) and who was I to doubt him?

Reader, I married him.
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