The magnificent weekend of sporting success was finished off for me and a group of friends with a visit to the Town Hall Sunday night to see the NZ Symphony Orchestra play Dvorak's 'New World' Symphony.
I've got to say, for a bunch of civil servants, they were magnificent. Dvorak's stirring evocation of the promise of a new world was in excellent hands.
So why the piece of art above? Because the spirit of Dvorak's New Word is the spirit of Thompson's 'Party on Mansfield Mountain,' the feeling of a slightly Bohemian sunrise at the edge of great things.