Monday, 25 October 2010

2010:365:297 Sunday .... just a bit late!

 "It takes little to amuse the innocent ...
... and even less the fool!"
Now, you may wonder why that particular wise saying is relevant today ... So, here's the story.
I'd not seen a Robert Burns £2 coin until today although they've been in circulation since last year.  I was rather taken by it and made some remarks about it.  At the end of the second service the People's Churchwarden gave me this coin as a souvenir!  What fun!
The quotation on it is from one of the most famous Burns' songs and in the style of his handwriting.  
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne ?
     For auld lang syne, my dear,
     for auld lang syne,
     we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
     for auld lang syne.

 The reason that today's blog missed the midnight deadline was a concert at the Grand Opera House.  An amazing American singer Mary Chapin Carpenter entertained us with a huge variety of her songs.  The place was sold out and the only seats available were in the gods.  It used to be very hot and stuffy up there but the new air conditioning has made it a very comfortable zone - even if the stage feels to be quite a long way down!  However, the view is uninterrupted and the sound was magnificent.
 There's a terrific level of emotion in her work and her voice is so clear that all the words carried easily, even to the gods.
It really was a fantastic evening and now that the blog is done I can go to bed happy!

Blessed Lord, 
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: 
Help us to hear them, 
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them 
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, 
we may embrace and for ever hold fast 
the blessed hope of everlasting life, 
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
Collect of the Fifth Sunday before Advent

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