Saturday, December 31, 2011

Music For Christmas 2011 - The Seventh Day

Sometimes there is Christmas music without instruments and singing. Here is A Child's Christmas In Wales, surely one of the finest pieces of prose ever written in the English language, ever spoken by its author:

My father read this piece to me when I was a young boy and I wondered why. When I became a man with distant Christmas memories, I understood, and read it to women I loved. Later, my children would hear it in loving memory of their great grandmother, Elizabeth Jones, born in the U.S. of parents who immigrated from Cardiff, Wales, around 1870.

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