I went all black as we headed to see Opera, live streaming at a local movie theater. It was quite fortunate as I got 2 rain tickets from a sweet Russian lady from Chicago whose acquaintance I made not too long ago at work. She’s back to Chicago now, and we decided to take this opportunity and see how we like opera especially they had wine tasting and wonderful hors d’oeuvres before the performance. I’ve been to ballet before, but I don’t recall going to opera. I actually liked it, really really liked it. We watched Manon by Massenet. It’s fascinating how people sing so well and for so long (the whole performance took over 6 hours, oh my!). It was a sad story though, very tragic, but I’ll talk about it later.As for now I still have the previous story to finish. You can read the first part here. So, K got a new car, brand new, beautiful BMW that was paid out in cash by his grandma right there and right then to the complete astonishment of the sales person. No need to say, K was out of his mind happy driving around the town in this jewel. Like I said earlier he did not get to enjoy it too much longer. It had been a week that he had owned it. He still had to go to work, and he worked at 3 different places to pay his student life. One of his jobs was out of town, a pretty long drive from where he lived, and started very early in the morning, so he had to be up by 3 am. It was another freezing morning, one of very many, absolutely freezing. He pushed the button on his keys to start the heat in the car, and grabbed a jacket. The ground was covered in snow. He had to drive through an uninhibited area on his way to work. “It is very different from how cities are here in the US”, he said, “where there’s a gas station every now and then, you know?”. I guess it’s not like this in Europe, there was nothing between cities and towns, just road, plain road. He got in his warm now car, tossed his jacket on the back seat, and drove a long way to work, through bare fields, nothing around him, but snow, that was almost glowing in the moon light.
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