11 November 2010
mother and child
My mother pointed out to me some time ago that a lot of the old prints I have hanging up at home, picked up at charity shops over the years, seem to be of a mother and child, often religious paintings, and in particular a mother nursing her child. I never noticed I had a theme going, I just bought what I fancied.
My mother enjoyed my latest daily song, Clair de Lune, possibly partly as this song featured in Twilight and she is rather fond of Robert Pattinson (the beans have been spilt, Mum). As I was enjoying this piece she suggested I listen to one of her favourites, In Paradisum from Faure’s requiem (my mother is an opera buff). After listening to it as I've sewed the past day or so I'm convinced it sounds like angels singing. It's rather a divine piece, and I'm glad I've let it play half a dozen or more times to really appreciate it.