My second reading of Nietzsche Contra Wagner, Nietzsche had Wagner pegged. Seriously who would rather listen to 4 hours of a prodding, ponderous, and heavy laden Wagner opera with kooky New Age Vikings and gods prancing around justifying Wagner's fetishes over Bizet's Carmen? Brilliant critique
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"While other animals look downwards at the ground, he gave human beings an upturned aspect, commanding them to look towards the skies, and, upright, raise their face to the stars. So the earth, that had been, a moment ago, uncarved and imageless, changed and assumed the unknown shapes of human beings."
Ovid, Metamorphosis Book I