We revisited South America today. A band from Ecuador performed locally their traditional music of the Andes. They used guitars and violins and pan flutes, but all their instruments had special names, which were from their native language (the language of the Incas).
The music was just what we expected having heard many bands like them perform often in the square in Bariloche. What I didn't expect was that I'd be fighting back the tears as I watched them perform. It brought me right back to the life we left in Argentina...
This is Phoebe watching them set-up
Here they are playing...
...and Naomi and I after the concert.
Yesterday Chloe took her first test in Tae Kwon Do. She was trying for a yellow belt. Here she is holding up the board she broke. I'm sure it just a matter of time before she's up to "Vampire Slayer".
Tonight is the second night of Hannukah. Happy Hannukah and Shalom.
"People are willing to take these extraordinary chances to become writers, musicians, or painters, and because of them, we have a culture. If this ever stops, our culture will die, because most of our culture, in fact, has been created by people that got paid nothing for it--people like Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Van Gogh or Mozart."-Kurt Vonnegut