Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"O We Like Sheep..."

My daughter heard the Messiah in full this week for the first time and was blown away. So gratifying to see another generation discover beauty. I in turn accompanied her Latin class to the annual Latin Carol Festival in Providence, RI. This Virgil passage about the coming Golden Age was my favorite:

"No longer will wool learn falsehood by being dyed different colors, but in the fields the ram himself will change the color of his fleece, now with sweetly blushing purple, now with yellow saffron; of its own will shall scarlet clothe the grazing lambs."

I love that.

Must go wash out the next dozen scarves I dyed and see what they look like. Two shows this weekend: Lowell Open Studios and a home show in Poughkeepsie.

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