Monday, 25 December 2006

Good church

5.30 p.m. went well, no children set themselves (or me) on fire.When I suggested that we might light small candles at the crib all the children made positive affirmations....AAAH!
In the background I could hear the collective voice of parents (too churchified to move out of their seats) going aaagh!!!!. Quite a different sound!
Midnight went well,I prought too long but it didn't seem to matter. We sang like people who were tired at 12.30 in the morning. But "Silent Night" after communion just floats into well ingrained natural harmonies. He was a clever man that Mr Gruber.
Sarah sang beautifully. Her voice has changed a lot in the last year.
I am looking forward to some Richard Strauss sometime in the next few years, Wagner would be wonderful, but she's not quite there yet.
Have an happy Christmas Day. the day goes on we had another morning Mass which was lovely.

The weather was quite cold and diminished our breakfast party. The city of Hobart had snow today. Freaky sort of stuff. Off to dinner now (4 p.m.)

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