Thursday, November 21, 2013

Days of Thankfulness, Day 21

Every Friday, I make my choir listen to one or two pieces of music--all genres--as part of a "Listening Friday" tradition I've started. Last week, I played Louis Jordan's "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" and told them it has special meaning to me, as it reminds me of a good friend I had in England, when I was living there.

This led to a few questions from them about what it was like to work there, and a couple of funny stories from me about the food, the craziness of working at St. Peter's (all documented in the earliest days of this blog), and the often hilarious stories of being American in England.

I casually mentioned a quick trip with friends to Ireland, and my Spring Break trip to Paris, and it occurred to me that I've had so many incredible adventures and opportunities to travel and see the world. I've barely scratched the surface, really, but I've had more opportunities than a lot of people, and I'm thankful for that.

On the High Street in Burnham-on-Crouch, 2005.

In front of Buckingham Palace, 2004.

The Louvre, Paris, 2005

Right after coming out of the Chunnel, into France, 2005.

Drinking real Irish Guinness, in Ireland, 2005. I didn't like it.

That's Rome behind me, as I view it from the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
in Vatican City.

Victoria, British Columbia--the one part of Canada I've seen so far.

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