Reprinted courtesy of da capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.
Cami Walker is the author of 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life (da capo Lifelong Books, 2009).
There is one strain running through their first parts, and then—da capo.
To use a metaphor from music, her life is a piece marked "da capo."
Gluck abolished the da capo Aria, because it was unfit for dramatic music.
And then will wake Morrow and the eyes that look on it; and so da capo.
Then nuts and other fruit; to end with "Et post lotis manibus," &c., da capo.
Horror of Petit Patou--and so da capo, endlessly round and round.
Another pinch of the wool-roll, a new turn of the wheel, and da capo.
And so da capo—to any tune which happened to occur to them in their semi-regal license of King's free guardsmen.