MY MOST RECENT COVERT OPS MISSION:
Sneak an audio recorder into the choir loft.
A little over two years ago, the church building I had attended for three years was destroyed by fire. It was an intense day. And ever since that happened, I have missed that building. I missed the beautiful windows. I missed the steeple. I missed seeing Longfellow's house every week. I even missed the satisfaction I felt after scoring a decent parking place in the mayhem that is Harvard Square.
Our beautiful building in Cambridge, Massachusetts was completed! The re-dedication was today and I had the amazing opportunity to sing in the choir that rang in the occasion. It was a pretty big event for us folks in the Mormon world. Henry B. Eyring and Boyd K. Packer spoke to us and ol' Henry offered the dedicatory prayer. I felt so privileged to be a mere five people away from these sensational dudes (mega inspirers in my spiritual world).
To mark the day, today's Sunday Sound is five times longer than usual. I successfully hid my Tascam DR-100 in my purse and recorded our performance of Brahms' "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place." We sang this particular song because it was also performed at the original dedication of the building in 1956. The recording is far from perfect due to the whole "not quite sure if I was allowed to sneak in an audio recorder" thing, but you get the idea. Today is a blessed day.
THE SUNDAY SOUND: June 19, How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place.
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