…And He Shall Rei – ei – ei – ei – eign…

Posted By Tempest


I was singing the Alto part of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah”

– like you do –

on my way to work this evening.  Suddenly I was transported back to my college years when I performed “Messiah” in a chorus competition in northeast Colorado.  handel1

Left my Missouri college dorm on a Thursday evening and drove through the night.  Slept in the car in the morning. I’m pretty sure there were…like…6 of us cramped into a sedan – maybe a Vega? It’s only at that age that you don’t care about comfort. Or a bathroom. (Hint: we stopped in a field during the night. Would NEVER do that now.)

Prepped and rehearsed on Friday, and sang on Saturday, driving back to Missouri on Sunday. I remember the stage, the lights, the robes we wore, the anticipation, the disappointment when we didn’t place.

And I remembered every note in the Messiah driving to work this evening.

And yet, I cannot remember to buy dog food before it runs out.


Oct 30th, 2013

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