18. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Losses, Opera

18. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Quotes

“I asked myself if my talent, which I had always thought so sacred, was so special after all,” she recalled in 1964. “I decided it wasn’t. I realized that this was just my way of making a living. I began to see that I couldn’t deliver my best all the time, nobody can, and that I shouldn’t punish myself for my mistakes.

“I have now approached the time of life where I want to enjoy what I’m doing. Does it seem silly? It seems to me a great discovery.”

I loved reading this just now. Found here.

18. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

when I was little and saw cops I always cried so in 6th grade when we had that bomb threat I went into the corner with my oboe and cried

John August Pamintuan: Nativitas
SYC Ensemble Singers; guest conductor Jonathan Velasco

Of the Father’s heart begotten, ere the world from chaos rose,
He is Alpha, from that Fountain all that is and hath been flows;
He is Omega, of all things yet to come the mystic Close.

By his Word was all created; He commands and lo! ’tis done;
Earth and sky boundless ocean, universe of Three in One,
All that sees the moon’s soft radiance, all that breathes beneath the sun.

O how blest that wondrous birthday, when the Maid the curse retrieved,
Brought to birth mankind’s salvation, by the Holy Ghost conceived;
And the sacred Babe, Redeemer of the world, her arms receive.

Sing, ye heights of heaven, His praises; angels and archangels sing! ?