Day 22 - Steady progress on the NaNovel, and the saints come marching in.......
I added another 2,675 words today. I just quit a few minutes ago, when I realized that this scene could go on forever, but I couldn't. 45,877 now.
I nearly went to sleep without posting, as I hadn't much to say, being pretty well written out for the day, but then I remembered that today was the feast day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of "music and also of musicians, composers, instrument makers, and poets." That seemed to call for a quick visit to The Turtle, since so many of us fall into one or more of those categories.
(The photo on the left is Saint Cecilia by Guido Reni, 1606 , as found at Wikipedia.)
In celebration of the feast, I offer the Sanctus from Gounod's Mass of St. Cecilia, sung by Stephen Costello.
....and this, the Grand Chorus from John Dryden's "A Song for St. Cecilia." For the entire poem, click here.
As from the pow'r of sacred lays
The spheres began to move,
And sung the great Creator's praise
To all the bless'd above;
So when the last and dreadful hour
This crumbling pageant shall devour,
The trumpet shall be heard on high,
The dead shall live, the living die,
And music shall untune the sky.
Isn't that last line a wondrous thing?
Good night, now. I wish you all a happy night and a year full of music and poetry.