Not all Americans:
• are fat
• like McDonald’s
• like meat
• drink coffee
• PouR THEIR TEA IN THE BOSTON HARBOR
• HAVE A PET EAGLE
(Source: hipsteryoghurt, via casenpoint)
"Love does not always have to be this mountain top experience, but it does need to be as constant as a mountain; never moving, always steady and willing to stay."
The world lost my high school choir director, Phil Raddin, yesterday. He was an extraordinary man who leaves a huge legacy - hundreds of students who truly, truly love music, and came to love it because of him.
Every year, the Friday before Prom, Mr. Raddin would stop practice early and address the 100-ish students in the room. He’d hand out his business card to each and every one of us, and tell us that if we’d been doing something stupid and didn’t want to call our parents, he would be only a phone call away and would come and get us at any hour. That’s the kind of man he was.
This song was my favorite I ever performed with him, recorded in the National Cathedral my senior year.
Rest in peace, Mr. Raddin. And thank you so much.
As a child, my father sang Celtic folk songs to me constantly. Songs about shellfish-hawking women dying of cholera and soldiers dying alone far from home were probably a little heavy for a girl under 5, but I loved them. I still can’t listen to Irish or Scottish folk music without hearing it in my father’s voice.
This was one of the first I ever learned. Thanks, Dad. Good luck, Scotland.