My forgetfulness may be because of my upcoming trip: so many details that I'd like to have firmed up. I do not like the travel part of travel. I am trying to work on being more Zen and just looking at it as an adventure. Be still, my frantic heart.
Now I need to decide what my policy is about forgetting to post. I think the most reasonable approach is to accept that "To err—or forget—is human" and simply march onward. I'll post twice today and catch up.
When I'm in Israel, I expect I will not be able to post every day—though I will make every effort to write my entry. Even if it's short. Or just photos. I make the rules.
So here's what I would have posted yesterday if I'd remembered: In the evening I went to a performance by David's "chamber" choir, Voci. It was in the Monterey City Council chambers—which is next door to historic Colton Hall, where the state constitution was signed in 1849 and where these city-sponsored concerts usually (or used to) take place. I believe they were moved because of accessibility issues, the Colton Hall performance space being upstairs. The council chambers aren't as pleasant, either aesthetically or acoustically, but it was a good concert regardless. The director had an interesting diversity of pieces, ranging from Gregorian chant to contemporary, finishing off with Dale Evans's "Happy Trails." One of my favorites was the penultimate piece, "Three Australian Bush Songs" by Iain Grandage (1994). The chordal textures were just beautiful. Here's a decent rendition (close your eyes: the visuals are irrelevant).