Posts Tagged With: Handel’s Messiah

Day 1449: Can I get an “Amen”?

Can I get an “Amen” for winter greetings?

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Can I get an “Amen” for another fabulous Christmas greeting masterpiece from my friend Janet?

Can I get an “Amen” for how laundry can become overwhelming?

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Can I get an “Amen” for the healing power of cookies?

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Can I get an “Amen” for my amenable family members?

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Can I get an “Amen” for the wisdom on teabags?

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Can I get an “Amen” for the Amazing Amen chorus from Handel’s Messiah, a piece of music that gave me peace of mind as I sang it, piece by piece, last night?

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Can I get an “Amen” for that performance of the Amen Chorus  by singers from Oman?

Or for this one conducted by Otto  Klemperer (starting at 3:47)?

 

Can I get an “Amen” for staying alert, aware, and active,  but also at peace for the next four years?

Can I get an “Amen” for completing this blog post

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well within the time I need to get to cardiac rehab this morning?

Can I get an “Amen” for everyone who helped me create today’s blog post and — Amen! — for you, my amenable, amazing, and admirable readers?

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Day 1433: What’s Your Favorite Thing About Earth?

One of my favorite things about Earth are all the interesting signs out there.

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What’s your favorite thing about Earth?

Another one of my favorite things about Earth are all the creative people here, like Carla from cardiac rehab.

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More of my favorite things about Earth:  the good hearts of people like Carla and Danise from cardiac rehab at Mount Auburn Hospital.

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What’s your favorite thing about Earth in these photos?

 

 

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More of my favorite things about Earth:

  • all the Earthlings who helped me create this post, and
  • you, my readers.
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1085: Down and Up

Yesterday — at (1) my new office, (2) Cabot’s Ice Cream & Restaurant in Newton Massachusetts USA, and (3) an open sing of Handel’s Messiah at a local church  —  I took these photos, sitting down:

That last photo shows a tulip on the “stupid phone” of Marlyse — a fellow soprano I met sitting down last night at The Messiah.  Marlyse told me that every year a tulip comes up outside her apartment, only to be mowed down by some groundskeeper. In 2014, the tulip stayed up, which she called “the triumph of hope over experience.”

Here are some photos I took standing up, yesterday:

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Do things look different to you when you are down and up?

While I was up last night singing Handel’s Messiah, my voice hit all the notes, down and up, including these:

Hallelujah!

Thanks to my son Aaron (who joined up to sit down with me  for some ice cream at Cabot’s), to Marlyse, to tulips everywhere, to all those standing up and sitting down at the Messiah Open Sing last night,  to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and to you — of course! — for being up for reading this down-and-up post, here and now.

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