First of all, some good news today for me and those who share my profession here in Ohio:
Ohio teachers and school staff including cafeteria workers, bus drivers, custodians and clerical workers — along with any other worker who comes in contact with the children at that school — will be in the next group of people to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, Ohio Governor MIke DeWine announced during a news conference Wednesday.https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/teachers-and-school-employees-will-be-in-the-next-round-of-people-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine-in-ohio/ar-BB1cbIGj
This just reinforced the good feels I was having after watching/listening to a couple of different performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
You almost certainly are familiar with the Fourth Movement – in which the composer set to music the “Ode to Joy” German poem written in 1785 (which predated the Ninth by thirty-nine years.)
But have you ever listened to all four movements in one sitting?
If not, I HIGHLY recommend that you treat your ears and soul to this luminous symphony sometime soon – especially during this dark COVID winter.
May I suggest one of these versions:
Finally, one other thing I was listening to today – Tree.fm .
I’m not going to describe it, so you gotta click the link. I promise you won’t be disappointed with this link or the many other interesting links you’ll discover daily at the Open Culture website.