When I risk going mad by the Willful Ignorance of those in power, Republicans, the Catholic hierarchy, Fox News, huckster Mike Huckabee, I ask Giuseppe Verdi to talk to me. I call it going on The Rug, a cheaper version of The Couch. He’s always on call. All you gotta do is go to Google, his Requiem available 24/7. From the mountain-splitting thunder of the Dies Irae to however long I need him to talk to me that day, he saves me from madness.
Lucky me. I always got Giuseppe and The Rug. I need all the help I can get.
The day of wrath, that day will
dissolve the world in ashes,
as David and the Sibyl prophesied.
How great will be the terror,
when the Judge comes
who will smash everything completely!
The trumpet, scattering a marvelous sound
through the tombs of every land,
will gather all before the throne.
Death and Nature shall stand amazed,
when all Creation rises again
to answer to the Judge.