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( Sunday, October 14th, 2007 01:35 pm)
The concert last night was fabulous! Loreena McKennitt's music is more than the words and music. It is the feeling, the story, the colors, the emotion, the experience. The music paints a soundscape and takes you on a journey. Molly and I enjoyed the eclectic audience and the beautiful old theater. It was a wonderful experience.
(Synesthesia note: The lighting effects for most of the pieces were more red, and most of the time the lighting effects fit the songs. However, for "The Lady of Shalot" I couldn't look at the stage with the red lighting because the song is blue and green with yellow shots of sunlight, not red!! The dissonance was a very strong feeling!)

A quote Loreena McKennitt shared last night at her concert:

β€œIt is useful to remember that history is to the nation as memory is to the individual. As a person deprived of memory becomes disorientated and lost, not knowing where they have been or where they are going , so a nation denied a conception of the past will be disabled in dealing with its present and its future.” Arthur M Schlesinger Jr

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( Saturday, October 13th, 2007 01:50 pm)
I've started posting pictures of our trip on my account. I've got about one day's worth up now. They are all loaded onto my computer, but it takes awhile to label and upload them to the web. Keep checking back.

Molly and I are heading to a concert tonight: Loreena McKennitt!!! We are very excited! If you haven't heard any of her music, do listen to some! I recommend The Mask and the Mirror and The Book of Secrets (esp. "The Mummer's Dance") for starters!

"You should respect other religions... the essence of all religions is basically the same: to achieve a true sense of brotherhood, a good heart, respect for others. If we can develop these qualities from within our heart, then I think we can actually achieve true peace." -- Dalai Lama

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. -H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)

Your home is a

Futuristic Wizard's Mansion

Your kitchen is manned by a team of Keebler Drow Elves. There's a Chocolatessen, which is rapidly becoming your favorite room of the house. Having one is also becoming a trend among your wealthy neighbors. Your master bedroom is decorated to look like the treetop village of the Galadhrim. Your study has every fantasy novel ever written, including multiple editions of the Silmarillion and advance copies of Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition. One of your garages contains a life-sized X-Wing fighter, and KITT. (KITT was a gift from a well-meaning uncle.)

Your home also includes a roost for griffons. You've never actually seen a griffon, but you keep the roost ready anyway. Your guests enjoy your home theater with hi-def plasma screen TV, and the thrones you watch it from. Outside is the moat that protects your home from goblin invaders and extended family.

And, you have a pet -- a unicorn named "Shadowhooves".

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:

Find YOUR Dream Home!

All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken. β€” Thomas Wolfe

All human life has its seasons, and no one's personal chaos can be permanent. Winter, after all, does not last forever, does it? There is summer, too, and spring, though sometimes when branches stay dark and the earth cracks with ice, one thinks they will never come, that spring, that summer, but they do, and always. β€” Truman Capote

"How do you want to spend your life? Would you like to be adored by the masses or known by your children? Because you can't really do both." Rosie O'Donnell


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