THE BLUE GROTTO found off the shores of the island of Capri (capri=goats in English) was sacred to the Roman Emperor Tiberius who believed water nymphs used to sing there because the acoustics were so good.
This image evokes the siren songs of Odysseus, or, with a less treacherous spin, the prophecy Tolkien put on the lips of Lady Galadriel to Legolas Greenleaf: "when you hear the cry of the gulls on the shore, your heart will then rest in the greenwood no more".

The sunlight enters in and creates the blue halo effect; visitors have to lie flat in a rowboat to squeeze through the narrow entrance. In a similar way, to enter the domains of Musical Angels we have to be humble and wee enough to listen to their voices.

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