When I am dead

Gorgeous video of one of my favorite poems by Christina Rossetti – arranged by Bear McCreary. When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget. I shall not see the shadows, I shall not feel the rain; I shall not hear the nightingale Sing on, as if in pain: And dreaming through the twilight That doth not rise nor set, Haply I may remember, And … Continue reading When I am dead

Death and Conception in Man is One

Today is the Celebration of the Annunciation! Christ in the womb is generally not-spoken-of in protestant Christianity.  Christ is born, Christ teaches, Christ dies, all in a year. I don’t remember when I first became aware of the Celebration of the Annunciation.  I don’t know how many times I had absent-mindedly admired beautiful paintings and stained glass windows depicting the otherworldly Angelic visitation at  Christmas and missed the timing.  I don’t know how many times I had heard beautifully crafted musical expressions of Gabriel’s announcement (Missus est Gabriel angelus) and  Mary’s response (Magnificat),  even sung them in the midst of a December … Continue reading Death and Conception in Man is One

Latin Lovers – 5 Ways to Keep the Love Alive

If you’ve read about the Garner Family’s growing love of Latin, then you’ll know that the journey was not without a few difficulties.  We were actually Homeschool Latin Dropouts, then spent a year searching for the right program, before we found and began to thrive on the curriculum produced by Memoria  Press. If you’re familiar with Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility then you know that Mr. Willoughby was a great deal of fun, and implied a deep passion for Marianne.  Marianne’s other suitor, Colonel Brandon, was a little older, a little more reserved, yet his love was built on a … Continue reading Latin Lovers – 5 Ways to Keep the Love Alive