Friday, April 27, 2012

Rainbow Race

The chives are vigorous and very, very green. They sit at the corner of the native grass garden left to me to tend by the Prairie Princess.  They like the cool spring days and get a head start on most of the other plants.  It was a cool day, and a day that portends a possible snow event.  Ideal for chives, I surmise.

In Oslo yesterday 40,000 Norwegians gathered to sing a song that the Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Breivik, claimed was Marxist propaganda. They gathered in the square, many with roses in hand, and later marched to the court room where Breivik was being tried for his crimes.  Lillebjorn Nilsen, who translated the song into Norwegian, led the 40,000 people strong crowd in the singing.  It's a Pete Seeger song, "Rainbow Race", and was quite moving to watch and listen.  In your face, Anders Breivik.

The song.  A news article about the event.

Pete Seeger singing "Rainbow Race"

Oslo Harbor last December.  It's close to the place where the event took place, but the season is obviously changed from mid-winter to spring.

1 comment:

Santini said...

Good post. Music is a powerful force.

Your chives look nice. Mine made it through the construction, but I need to move them.