I've become less nationalistic as I've grown older, but always with huge appreciation for the treasures Canada holds. The motto at the international school where I teach is "Strength in Diversity" and I guess that might sum up my thoughts. The freedom to meet and learn from people across the world, and the opportunity to explore a land rich with wildlife, are not taken lightly. So, why less nationalistic? I guess it's that loving something so often seems to translate into fearing its loss, and that fear precipitates at the least, negative feelings, and at the worst, full out war.
Concert III: July 9 at 7.30 pm (also at St. Mark's)
"To Miss Despard of Killaghly Castle, wherever she may be..."
with guest, Nathan Whittaker, classical 'cello
Music from a recently purchased music book [c.1815] of Miss Despard's:
(Piano trios by Haydn, op. 75 no 3; Hummel, op. 96;
and the first modern performance of the infamous "Battle of Prague", op. 23 by Kotzwara, with the rare original accompanimental parts supplied by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.)You DON'T want to miss this...!
..have to admit, Leo is one handsome and fascinating fellow.