Monday, December 13, 2004

Heavenly song

Because we have a digital camera, I let Katie take it around the house and photograph anything she wants. She, of course, loves to take pictures of her mommy...but I was not especially camera ready yesterday afternoon. After a few requests,(a.k.a. begging, pleading, nagging) I finally gave in...

Me: Alright, you may take my picture.


Katie looks at the viewfinder and hands the camera to me.

Katie: Is there a double chin?

Emma and I look at Katie with astonishment. And laugh. Hard.

*No photo to follow :o)

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
e e cummings (1894 - 1962)

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
Lord Byron (1788 - 1828)


Saturday afternoon, the homeschool choir performed an encore at the state capitol.
This is a beautiful place to have an encore. Wisconsin's state capitol is very large and ornate. It's worth a visit. Anyway...the quiet songs get a bit lost in the huge marble building, but a little boy sang a solo of Silent Night that was pitch perfect and clear and his sweet voice rang through the giant building in such a glorious way it brought me to tears.

And the instruments, especially the violin, sounded clear and true.

The high school choir sang a few of the songs that had some umph to them...and they sounded great! In the end the audience (and anyone walking around the capitol...just visiting) is invited to sing Silent Night along with the choir.
This is a very nice tradition with the homeschool choir. While the audience sings Silent Night the choir sings Peace on Earth.

Hearing the words, "Christ the Savior is born....Christ the Savior is born" sung in the Wisconsin state Capitol building is, well, remarkable and stunning and very moving.

The building did not collapse.

I sat in that building filled with sound....hoping that souls would be touched.

Ah does that to you doesn't it?

Encourage one another,

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