Sunday, December 18, 2005

A Merry Afternoon

As I was cycling home this afternoon, the bells of ChristChurch of Spitalfields were on full blast. There was to be a Christmas Carols mass, and for some strange reason that happens once in a blue moon, I decided to participate. I usually only ever go to church at odd hours when it is eerily quiet and resounds with the echos of my steps. But a bit of Karaoke seemed alright for a Sunday afternoon of Xmas shopping.
And as the violin played, and the choir did its tremolos, and the old and young, and babies, and fathers and teens and bright young ones sang with their croaky voices, with photocopied Bethleem lyrics in hand... i was touched. I was touched because I realized that not once since school did I ever stand up and sang dedicatedly with a hundred others. Not since Independence Day in Beirut, not since Singing classes in Primary classes, not since the school plays of my 5ème... Never does it ever happen that we sing with strangers with the will to hit that note right and melt in the masses.
It was heartwarming for the first two songs, and then I said Amen, and went home, all relaxed and yoga-like, and cooked myself some Tesco Kiev.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rasha, ur so freakin awesome I'm in love with you ((Sigh))

YSA

Rasha said...

Oh, how sweet. Feels like those days when I'd become all giddy coz I'd get a secret Valentine card planted in my school bag, and it'd turn out to be a prank from my best friend, but I'd decide to ignore that fact and still be all giddy and happy... ((sigh))

Anonymous said...

Nope, I'm not even a friend, how sad is that?! :(

SCHRmm said...

Not sad at all, just love...

Rasha said...

Yo, Anonymous! Where are you? Come back! I need some anonymous sweet-talkin...

Anonymous said...

I'm always here you green-eyed princess you...
where have YOU been?

YSA

Rasha said...

So... when are you going to decide to become un-anonymous?

Rasha said...

What's YSA, anyway? Your initials?
If you're putting your initials in, then it means you actually WANT me to know who you are... So, go on then, show yourself.

Anonymous said...

Your
Secret
Admirer
will email you soon.