Sunday, January 20, 2008

Divine Music and Sexadactyl Saints...

Things I Did Today: Sunday, 20 January 2008.

1. I had a delicious lunch at Hattie's in Oak Cliff.
2. I went to hear James Richman play Bach's Goldberg Variations, all 30 of them, on a harpsichord brought into Christ Episcopal Church in Oak Cliff for the occasion. It was an absolutely beautiful concert.
3. Looking at the stained glass windows in the church after the performance, I enjoyed discovering that the artist of one window depicted St. Matthew as having Hexadactyly (aka Sexadactyly - note 6 toes on his foot). The story is that the artist who created this window had hexadactyly himself, and that wherever he worked, figures with six toes have been discovered. If that's true, I love it! Vive la difference!
4. On this cold winter night, I came home and made chicken with 40 cloves of garlic for dinner.
Xander came into the kitchen shortly before dinner was ready, grinned up at me, and said, "Judi, my Mom wants to know what smells so delicious!"
"Tell your Mom I'm making chicken with 40 gloves of garlic for dinner,"
I answered.
"OK," he said, after which he ran from the kitchen and shouted upstairs, "Mom! Judi is making chicken with 40 guards of clovelic for dinner!"

40 guards of clovelic...I like that...ah, yes, from the mouths of babes...


Anonymous said...

I read, by clicking your link on the Goldberg Variations, that they were written for Goldberg who played them for Count Kaiserling to help sooth him on his sleepless nights. Of course I wondered, did anyone fall asleep during the recital?

Chris said...

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none,
and this little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home.

Wait....What the.....where'd this extra little piggy come from?

Lisa :-] said...

Forty cloves of garlic? You must be one of those people who thinks of garlic as a food group... ;)

TJ said...

40! 40 cloves of garlic...I am holding gallbladder side, shaking head from side to side and husband is in full blown garlic- orgasmic dance.
The concert....divine.
I would have love it!!!

Jan said...

Xander is so cute! I've heard of that chicken dish, but that much garlic scares me. What is it like?

Diane said...

40 guards of clovelic... yeah!!!

Tammy said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your concert Judi. What a good eye you have with the 6 toes. lol

When did Xander start calling you Judi? lol His version sounds very sophisticated.