October 9th, 2013
It is with mixed feelings that I make this announcement. Our Wednesday night Milonga will be leaving Casa Vicente after October 16th. It has been a wonderful run, of over eight years, but after working the numbers time and again it has become apparent that there isn’t room for enough dancers to make a Milonga bring in the revenue needed.
The Wednesday night Milonga will go on, and for those of us old enough to remember we have survived worse. I am scouting new locations over the next two weeks, and hope to have no break in our continuity. I would like to invite you to come and share a bittersweet moment tonight, or next week, on the dance floor. The ambiance at Casa Vicente will be hard to match.
I think Chaucer said it best in The Knight’s Tale:
|Lo now, the oak, that has long nourishing|
|Even from the time that it begins to spring,|
|And has so long a life, as we may see,|
|Yet at the last all wasted is the tree.|
|Consider, too, how even the hard stone|
|Under our feet we tread each day upon|
|Yet wastes it, as it lies beside the way.|
|And the broad river will be dry some day.|
|And great towns wane; we see them vanishing.|
|Thus may we see the end to everything.|