36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 311: Warm-cold, good-bad

Day 311 — Warm-cold, good-bad
08-Jun-1972 (Donnerstag–Thur.)

Normal day of life’s opposites. Nothing that drinking at night won’t solve.

Day 264: If you have a bad day, wait, the next day may be better

Day 264 — If you have a bad day, wait, the next day may be better
22-April-1972 (Samstag–Sat.)

Yesterday was bad, today is great. Once again, the Ying and Yang of life is upon us. Why can’t I stabilize my life? Because life throws you curve balls. Keep you eye on the ball. A good day, though with results. I write a letter home.

Day 247: The end is in sight

Day 247 — The end is in sight
05-April-1972 (Mittwoch–Wed.)

Today, I see the light at the end of the tunnel. No, not a train, but my completing my composition,
Fantasy on Broken Glass. And I’m philosophical—experiencing the opposites of Ying and Yang in life.

Day 230: Parks, Prater, Films, and Fairs

Day 230 — Parks, Prater, Films, and Fairs
19-March-1972 (Sonntag–Sun.)

People in the park
Not only is today a beautiful spring day in Vienna, but I head off to Prater to see Vienna’s International Fair and some smelly cows. Unfortunately, the film festival at night includes a film that shows the slaughter of those cows. Another example of the Ying and Yang of life.

I show a TON of pictures today of Vienna’s beautiful parks and sights.

Day 057: Hot cold, Ying Yang

Day 57 — Hot cold, Ying Yang
28-September-1971 (Tues.)

Experiencing the opposites of life, a bad hair day turns into a good hair day. Hair aside, I find a room to live in for the remainder of the year. It’s a great day.

A double-bill of two light Italian operas,
Cavalleria rusticano and Paglicacci at the Volksoper makes it even better.