When I look back, I wonder at myself. Mike and I celebrate our 16 year wedding anniversary today. At our wedding, we set up a stereo in Carol’s bedroom window to play music in the backyard. We put in a Wagner CD and set it to repeat the entire afternoon.
The soundtrack for our wedding was Nazi-approved.
If I had known that Wagner had been a favorite of Hitler’s, I probably wouldn’t have liked him as much. Instead, Mike and I enjoyed the loud and emotional sound of Wagner’s work. Sixteen years later, we’re still judging music more on its sound than its politics.
I guess that’s a good thing.