Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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My friend Chris sent me a poem by Kaylin Haught, and I love it so much, I want to keep it forever, so here it is. I will put it over on the sidebar (Is that a valid use of the term?) as well, but I want to share it here so you won't miss it:

God Says Yes to Me
I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if was okay to be short
and she said it sure was
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly 
what you want to
Thanks God I said
and is it even okay if I don't paragraph
my letters
sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up 
what I'm telling you is
Yes Yes Yes

I think I need to hear more from Kaylin Haught. She's new to me, or I'm new to her, and I'm smitten.

"The Messiah" in Duncan went well. It wasn't a sing-along after all (I had my signals crossed). It was a proper concert, a full house, and exciting to sing. This coming weekend's concert, though, is a sing-along for sure. I can't believe that I used to dislike "The Messiah". Our soprano soloist was wonderful, and her "I know that my redeemer liveth" brought me to (very quiet, discreet) tears.

The tenor and bass were also a pleasure to hear, but my mind kept going to something Chuck, with whom I sing at St. Paul's, had joked at our last rehearsal. I think -- but I'm not sure -- that he was quoting Norman Luboff. What he said was "The tenors make the ladies swoon, but the basses take them home."  Whenever the male soloists started to sing, I would have to suppress a grin.

That calls for a musical offering, doesn't it?
How about some Kiri?

I know that my redeemer liveth

  "Messiah" image from Google Images

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