There is an amazing place in the suburb of Kazan, which is a favorite destination for those visiting Kazan. One can swim in this lake year round, many locals visit it in winter to experience it’s healing effects. The reason for this is it’s high levels of hydrogen sulfide in ts water.
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UPDATE: It’s back up!
Enjoy this incredible performance by Audra and Will, also another timeless beauty – Sarah Vaughan. ❤ ☼ ❤
“Send in the Clowns” is a song written by Stephen Sondheim for the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman‘s film Smiles of a Summer Night. It is aballad from Act II in which the character Desirée reflects on the ironies and disappointments of her life. Among other things, she looks back on an affair years earlier with the lawyer Fredrik. Meeting him after so long, she finds that he is now in an unconsummated marriage with a much younger woman. Desirée proposes marriage to rescue him from this situation, but he declines, citing his dedication to his bride. Reacting to his rejection, Desirée sings this song. The song is later reprised as a coda after Fredrik’s young wife runs away with his son, and Fredrik is finally free to accept Desirée’s offer.
The “clowns” in the title do not refer to circus clowns. Instead, they symbolize fools, as Sondheim explained in a 1990 interview:
I get a lot of letters over the years asking what the title means and what the song’s about; I never thought it would be in any way esoteric. I wanted to use theatrical imagery in the song, because she’s an actress, but it’s not supposed to be a circus […] [I]t’s a theater reference meaning “if the show isn’t going well, let’s send in the clowns”; in other words, “let’s do the jokes.” I always want to know, when I’m writing a song, what the end is going to be, so “Send in the Clowns” didn’t settle in until I got the notion, “Don’t bother, they’re here”, which means that “We are the fools.”
In a 2008 interview, Sondheim further clarified:
As I think of it now, the song could have been called “Send in the Fools”. I knew I was writing a song in which Desirée is saying, “aren’t we foolish” or “aren’t we fools?” Well, a synonym for fools is clowns, but “Send in the Fools” doesn’t have the same ring to it.
HON. PAUL HELLYER’S STATEMENT
VANCOUVER, BC – In a video statement released March 18, 2015, Former Canadian acting Prime Minister Paul Hellyer, declaring the USA to be “in grave danger”, exposed the Shadow Cabal controllers and called upon the American people to elect a new Administration committed to the disclosure and public distribution of sequestered New Energy technologies and disclosure of the ET presence in the coming 2016 U.S. Presidential election.
USA recaptured by loyal Americans in 2016
Mr. Hellyer urged that the USA and its government “be recaptured by loyal Americans” in 2016 from Cabal controllers in banking, petroleum, corporate sector, intelligence, including the CIA, FBI and sectors of the US military. Mr. Hellyer was also Minister of Defence of Canada.
Mr. Hellyer stated that this 2016 U.S. election might be our collective last opportunity to chose between a peaceful and positive future for…
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