Monday, December 8, 2008

Thank you, Mr. Handel

My dear friend Wendy and I saw/heard the Handel and Haydn Society perform Handel's "Messiah" at Symphony Hall in Boston yesterday. This is an annual tradition that we've enjoyed for the past five years, and we intend to continue it until we're old ladies in our 90s. It's a sublime experience for both of us, like hearing the angels sing.

Confession: When I was little and I heard "All We Like Sheep," I used to think they meant "we like sheep" as in "we think sheep are cool." Being an animal lover myself, I was happy to think that someone else liked sheep too. I was disappointed when I got older and realized what the words really meant.

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