December 1, 2011 - November 24, 2011
Saturday, December 25, 2010
first Christmas. We thought we'd educate him.
. He's ten months old today, old enough to start taking
interest in the Yuletide season. He loved all the gift wrapping, the
scent of candies and foods, and twinkling lights of the Christmas tree.
But there's so much more to appreciate than the commercial and purely
festive parts of this annual celebration.
So we played the music for him. Unfortunately, all the other exciting
activities had put him to sleep. Could anything awaken him to the real
meaning of Christmas?
The full catalogue of what we tried actually adds up to a marvelous,
global Youtube Christmas concert that even human beings might find
affecting: Celtic (***)
, Russian (***)
, Italian-American (***)
and Celtic (****)
Nothing. He remained exactly as you see him above. Then we tried this (*)
lo and behold, up he
he was momentarily awake and alert.
I guess he's still too young to understand the true ecumenical spirit
But after our musical tour of Christendom, we
kind of settled on this
Merry Christmas. God bless us, every one.
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