Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The October Madness Continues.

I don't know if I wrote about how stressful work was for me in October, but it was and I thought that with November I would see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is now December and that seems unlikely. I have no idea how I am going to get on top of my caseload unless I work 60 hours a week. On top of that I have graduate school, of which the 2nd fall term will be finishing up in a couple of weeks, so the big projects are coming up soon. Even though I do it online, school still sucks up a whole lot of my time. Then I also have the book/writing stuff going on, of which I was doing a fair bit of it today. In regards to that, I am back on track to making progress with the publisher again, at least I think. I won't be giving any concrete details yet, but with any luck things should be moving along quite splendidly. I had the day off, but it certainly didn't feel like it whatsoever and that's what I need; I need the ability to pause all of time so I can catch up on my caseload at work, catch up on my writing, get everything on track for school, and also catch up with my social circle. After I get all of that accomplished time then can resume and I can take it easy a little bit. If only comic books and other science fiction stuff were real. 22 days until Christmas. Today on the musical repertoire we have the classic Christmas song "The Coventry Carol" which is very old, and one of my favorites. Below is some information provided by www.wikipedia.org:

The "Coventry Carol" is a Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. The carol was performed in Coventry in England as part of a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. The play depicts the Christmas story from chapter two in the Gospel of Matthew. The carol refers to the Massacre of the Innocents, in which Herod ordered all male infants under the age of two in Bethlehem to be killed. The lyrics of this haunting carol represent a mother's lament for her doomed child. It is the only carol that has survived from this play.
It is notable as a well-known example of a Picardy third. The author is unknown. The oldest known text was written down by Robert Croo in 1534, and the oldest known printing of the melody dates from 1591.[1] The carol is traditionally sung a cappella. There is an alternative setting of the carol by Kenneth Leighton, and another by Philip Stopford.

Lyrics:
Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.
Lullay, thou little tiny Child,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.
O sisters too, how may we do,
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we do sing
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.
Herod, the king, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day
His men of might, in his own sight,
All young children to slay.
That woe is me, poor Child for Thee!
And ever mourn and sigh,
For thy parting neither say nor sing,

Bye, bye, lully, lullay.

Well I have nothing else to write, other than The West Wing show has brilliant moments of writing and humor, yet also possesses some very irritating characters. Not certain how that works. Even though it is diminishing from the news, everyone still needs to remember the people of Syria as their country continues to be torn apart and people killed every day often in the most inhumane manner. Praise be to God for freedom, and the protection of the U.S. Constitution. May the Force be with us all.

The Coventry Carol sung by the boys choir Libera

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