Joy to the world
Tuesday December 15th 2009, 12:11 am
Filed under: Family,Friends

I may not be getting to explore the cathedrals of Europe anytime soon.  But tonight, listening to Michelle singing with the choir in the glorious acoustics at Stanford Memorial Church, I felt, it doesn’t get better than this. It just doesn’t.

And when the flute played–a flute! (My family will understand that exclamation point.) From a seat halfway back, I heard every note as clearly as if I’d played it myself.


And Jim, who was my kids’ organ teacher, totally hot-dogged it on that massive, ornate old pipe organ way above our heads; he was having a great time. Remember the story about his son Nicholas?  Nicholas played a duet with him tonight.

Hark, the angels indeed sing, shining brilliantly in the cool night.

12 Comments so far
Leave a comment

I do believe your audiologist gave you back your Christmas. Joy to the world, indeed!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 12.15.09 @ 12:40 am

If only we could put those memories in a bottle!
Congrats on your new lease on hearin’ the good stuff. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 12.15.09 @ 6:20 am

What a wonderful present this is to you and your family!

I am going to assume Michele is as happy that you heard her as you are. 🙂

Here’s to many more angelic hearing moments for you!

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 12.15.09 @ 6:29 am

Ah yes, music at Christmas time – the carols and Christmas hymns are so wonderful and the spirit is so strong. Music is good.

Comment by LDSVenus 12.15.09 @ 8:04 am

Joy indeed! I’m so glad you got to thoroughly enjoy the music.

Comment by Channon 12.15.09 @ 8:12 am

Isn’t it wonderful that there are so many different sounds in the world. People don’t sound alike. Instruments don’t sound alike. Sight is like that too. There are so many colors and patterns. I can’t say much about smells, because that’s where my disability, but every so often I get a whiff of fresh Christmas tree or gingerbreadhouse and it is wonderful. I’m so glad God didn’t stint when he made the world.

Comment by LauraN 12.15.09 @ 8:18 am

Oh, I’m so glad you could hear the flute! One of my favorite instruments. As a practical ten-year-old, I chose to learn flute because ‘it would be easy to carry on the bus’. 33 years later, I still love the sound.

Comment by RobinH 12.15.09 @ 8:42 am

Isn’t it wonderful that you got to hear all this! Hark,the Herald Angels Sing.

Comment by sherry in idaho 12.15.09 @ 9:35 am

Hooray! Hug your audiologist for me, wouldja? That’s fantastic.

Comment by Kristine 12.15.09 @ 12:38 pm

THAT is what the Christmas season is all about! The best of gifts!

Fun –

When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, “It’s no use, Grandpa. The mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights.”
When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, “I’m not sure.” “Look in your underwear, Grandma,” he advised. “Mine says I’m four to six.”

Comment by Don Meyer 12.15.09 @ 2:17 pm

I am SO glad for you that the silvery high notes are available again!!!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 12.15.09 @ 7:12 pm

You’re making me homesick, in a good and warm and fuzzy kind of way.

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 12.16.09 @ 9:03 pm

Leave a comment
Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>