The Home Stretch

This is it—the run-up to Christmas. Last choir practice tonight (phew) and then the grand presentation on Christmas morning itself. I’m also preparing items to play on my Korg PA-50 keyboard for the Prelude, Offertory and the Postlude. I’ll be playing at the hotel for four nights from Christmas Eve until December 27. Then a little respite until New Year’s Eve, where just about everybody seems to go insane at the stroke of midnight. Me? I’m usually in bed, watching a DVD. All this celebrating stuff isn’t my cup of tea (or coffee).

As I look back at 2008, it hasn’t been one of my better years, but I am reminded of what the famed Albert Einstein said:

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Have a happy and safe Christmas, everybody. See you on the other side.