We’re still on the subject of Christmas. It does go on and on, doesn’t it? The holiday itself feels like it lasts for days — maybe even 12 days. At least that’s how it feels to me.
This time, I’ve shared images of our apartment decorated for the season… without a Christmas tree (thanks to the curious cats, Dudo and Moose).
After the photos, I’ve ended this post with a very special music video. It’s the band performance of our friends’ Tynan and Elena’s 12-year-old daughter, Paula. She’s a gifted musician and this year, at the age of 12, she began a professional music program — playing the oboe. Tynan and Elena attended the orchestra’s Christmas concert and shared video. I’m sure the music I’ve included will be recognizable to most of you. I knew it very well.
|MADE BY SAN GERALDO IN SUNDAY SCHOOL (IN THE 1950s).|
|ATOP THE GRANDFATHER CLOCK.
THIS MAY BECOME THE CHERUB’S PERMANENT RESTING PLACE.
Many of you will remember — or will have heard of — the British comedy troop Monty Python and their television show, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.”
The show ran from 1969 to 1974 and in its final year it was simply known, like the group, as “Monty Python.” (The title of this post is a line used often in the show.)
One of the pieces Paula’s orchestra performed was “The Liberty Bell,” an American military march composed in 1893 by John Philip Sousa.
I, however, always knew the music as “The Theme from Monty Python’s Flying Circus.”
I’m so incredibly refined.
The Liberty Bell? Really?