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Glitter by Trealine Glitter by Trealine
"Glitter and be gay,
That's the part I play.
Here am I in Paris, France,
Forced to bend my soul
To a sordid role,
Victimized by bitter, bitter circumstance.

Alas for me, had I remained
Beside my lady mother,
My virtue had remained unstained
Until my maiden hand was gained
By some Grand Duke or other.

Ah, 'twas not to be;
Harsh necessity
Brought me to this gilded cage.
Born to higher things,
Here I droop my wings,
Singing of a sorrow nothing can assuage.

And yet, of course, I rather like to revel,
I have no, strong objection to champagne,
My wardrobe is expensive as the devil,
Perhaps it is ignoble to complain . . .

Enough, enough
Of being basely tearful!
I'll show my noble stuff
By being bright and cheerful!

Pearls and ruby rings . . .
Ah, how can worldly things
Take the place of honor lost?
Can they compensate
For my fallen state,
Purchased as they were at such an awful cost?

Bracelets . . . lavalieres . . .
Can they dry my tears?
Can they blind my eyes to shame?
Can the brightest brooch
Shield me from reproach?
Can the purest diamond purify my name?

And yet, of course, these trinkets are endearing,
I'm oh, so glad my sapphire is a star,
I rather like a twenty-carat earring,
If I'm not pure, at least my jewels are!

Enough, enough!
I'll take their diamond necklace
And show my noble stuff
By being gay and reckless!

Observe how bravely I conceal
The dreadful, dreadful shame I feel."

Text from the Operetta Candide (Aria: Glitter and be Gay)

Woman: Myself
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aaawhyme Jun 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
very pretty!
Beautiful shot, I love the composition!
wow ... i love it ...
Thankyou so much! :cuddle:
beautiful! her dress looks like blood on the staircase. thanks so much for using my stock. ^-^
Thankyou so much for having such great stock!! I must say that this has been a very popular piece of mine and i am sure that your stock is the main reason. :cuddle:
This is such an amazing piece! I went through your entire gallery and didn't find a single thing that i didn't like. You are a great artist :)
Oh my! What a compliment!! Thank you very much...and for the fav. :dance:
I love your work with operas, you capture the visual world of theatre so well in your work.

No joke, you are single-handedly reminding me of several reasons why I loved that life so much! And THAT, dear, is a compliment. Thank you!
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