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Psalm for Sunday: Sing joyfully to the Lord

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Its been a while since I posted one of these, but then again it's been a while since I posted anything at all, so here goes:








Sing joyfully to theLord, all you his people; Let his righteous people praise him as they should. Praise theLordwith all the instruments you can muster.
Sing to him new songs and use all your skills to honour him. For the Word of theLordis trustworthy and true; He is faithful in all he says and does. TheLordloves righteousness and justice; the earth is full to overflowing with his unfailing love. from Psalm 33: 1-5
Shalom

Memories and Myths of the Somme

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I had one of those incidents this week of remembering something that didn't happen. Don't fear, I haven't developed false memory syndrome, although I am sure we have all experienced a variety of that where an event when we were young has been talked about so vividly that we are convinced that we actually remember it ourselves even though it is unlikely (or perhaps even impossible as we weren't actually there)...
No, in this instance I was convinced that I had been to the previous production of the Lyric's "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme" only to find out subsequently that I couldn't possibly have been as I wasn't in the country at the time! However, I know I DID see a production of it (and I don't think it was the Abbey's original production in Dublin) before early 1987. I also know I didn't see it alone, as I was never sad enough to go to the theatre on my own, so if there is anyone out there who accompanied me…