Tonight I went here and saw this group. If they are ever in your area, you MUST. SEE. THEM. It was one of the best concerts I've been to in ages. Please see them if you get the chance - they're absolutely amazing! Really.
You may now go back to your regularly scheduled blog reading. That is all...
I just started a new piece of music today with my kids. A lovely piece called "That Ever I Saw" by Darmon Meader. The dedication by the composer is:
"Dedicated to my wife, Lori Lynn, written on the occaision of our wedding" (Could that be just a little more romantic? I think not...)
This is the text (I just had to share it, since they are as lovely as the music itself):
She is gentle and also wise; of all other she beareth the prize, That ever I saw,
To hear her sing, to see her dance! She will the best herself advance That ever I saw.
To see her fingers that be so small! in my conceit she passeth all, That ever I saw. That ever I saw.
Nature in her hath wonderfully wrought. No, never such another bought That ever I saw.
I have seen many that have beauty Yet there is none like to my lady That ever I saw.
Therefore I dare to boldly say, That I shall have the best and fairest may That ever I saw, That ever I saw.
(Now girls, wouldn't that just make you swoon???)
The kids were just as excited as I was about their sound, which always makes for a great day. I love it when they realize that they can make beautiful music, and it's not a struggle to do so. It's like a big lightbulb turning on. And it makes me really happy that I do what I do. (That seems to not have happened too much this year. Maybe there's a change in the air??)
Knitting group tonight - I finished my Mom's scarf (you remember, the one that was for this past Christmas???) so I'll take it for show and tell. I'll post pics of it before the weekend. Have a great night!