Wow - a double anniversary! Four years of A Piece of My Mind, and 52 full weeks of spinning the tunes for Travis' 5 on Friday Meme.
To begin the celebrations, let's look up...wa-a-a-y up...and catch the signature maneuver of Canada's Snowbirds Demonstration Team - 431 Squadron - as they perform the Maple Split outside Quebec City. Accompanying the aerial acrobatics is a section of Time to Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman.
Next up - Welsh harpist Glenda Clwyd plays the instrument I would chose to most closely express the inner me. I adore the harp, and this piece - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - was on an old baroque harp cassette tape which I listened to until it wore out.
How could I celebrate anything without inviting dancers to join the party? For those of you who caught my review of Black Swan, or for those who have seen Black Swan but are not familiar with Swan Lake, here is American Ballet Theatre's Gillian Murphy with her How-to-dance-the-Black-Swan performance.
*clapping* Her wonderfully passionate partner is Angel Corella.
To continue the very-me mix of gothic celebration, here is a clip from a German production of Carmina Burana, a choral piece I was lucky enough to perform while at university.
Following my January-is-Elvis-Month series of 5 on Friday's, here's one more tune that expresses my renewed faith in the power of dreams coming true.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for making this blog such a joy for me. ((hugs)) to my blog friends far and near!
Here's to Year 5 for A Piece of My Mind. Mr. Jackman, take it away...