Thursday, December 21, 2017

Winter Solstice

Union Square 

Dickens joins Paderewski and Apollo

Carnegie Hall 

La Boite en Bois 

I'll be zipping around this morning as the Winter Solstice takes place at 11:28 AM; that moment when the sun seems to stop on the horizon, its movement arrested for but a moment before it starts climbing again. Though there isn't much shopping for me today; we're being pretty conservative on that front, just like the decorations.  

This will be the first Holiday in a very long time that I won't be singing anywhere, which is rather lovely. And I don't even think I will venture out to any performances as the weekend approaches. Total break. Total calm. Total Eclipse (which is an aria by Handel—for those in the know). You will find me, however, steaming a turkey a la Jacque Pepin, making stuffing and a few other dishes—and opening an expensive bottle of Pinot Noir. I'll also be making an Italian chocolate-almond torte from Alice Medrich's book Pure Dessert, which contains no flour and is as light as it is scrumptious. 

YES to more light!

Photos: Instagram—places I've been in the last 10 days


  1. Beautiful. And I think your programme for the next few days sounds... perfect!

    Have a lovely Christmas, Daniel. And here's wishing that the new year will be far, far better than the ghastly, bitter one we're about to leave behind. : )

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment and wishes, Stephelius! Gastly and bitter it has been, with this week’s love fest over the 1% stealing the future being something else. But even this shall pass, no? Wishing you and yours much warmth and light.


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