December 25, 2012

So this is Christmas..

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…spent away from my family, for the first time. A rather quiet Christmas, free from the present-shopping and wrapping; church rehearsals; and familial duties.

I’d been dreading it since I heard the first christmas songs at the Kirkgate Market in October. As Bing Crosby’s voice crooned “I’ll be home for Christmas…”, I realized that I would not be home for Christmas.

To top it off, University is closed from the 22nd of Dec until the 2nd of January, which means no practicing or working at the library! Not to say that I didn’t have a good time – wonderful friends here made sure I had somewhere to go and spend Christmas with, but it just wasn’t the same. I (rather strangely) wondered what the Orchard Road light-up would look like, missed the GMC christmas drama, and even playing for Christmas morning service.

Anyway, this was shown at church today, and I thought it summed up the Christmas story perfectly – and in a simple, silly way too!

I remember talking with a friend once, and we both thought if one were to sing the Bohemian Rhapsody, one would not just sing the words, but the harmony, AND the electric guitar solos as well! Otherwise it just wouldn’t be complete.

Ending off with the most humorous wish from a friend who wished me 3 Hs – Health, Happiness and Horowitz-like technique, I’d like to wish everyone reading this the same three wishes, except for the last, which should be substituted as Heifetz if you’re a violinist, or Holliger if you’re an oboist (:

Blessed Christmas to all!

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