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Noye's Fludde On A Gloomy Saturday Afternoon.
Saturday, June 30, 2012

In an otherwise melancholy week of gloomy weather today’s rainy Saturday brought some happy events. For one Lauren Elizabeth Stewart, who was 10 last Wednesday came for the day and is planning on having a sleepover. She brought with her, a brand new portable Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner. She requested it for her birthday. Last night we were informed by her mother that we were supposed to make a list of stuff that needed cleaning. Rosemary had her vacuum the kitchen drawers.

After our lunch soup Lauren and I went to the Park Theatre to see the most perfect gloomy and rainy Saturday afternoon film, Moonlight Kingdom. Besides being intelligently made and featuring no animated characters or violent special effects (excepting and arrowed and extremely dead small dog and a wound on an aggressive boy scout that just missed his artery and caused by a pair of small lefty scissors) what could possibly be better than a movie featuring Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op 34. And also excerpts from his 1957 opera Noye's Fludde (Noah’s Flood) based on an edition by Alfred W. Pollard an early 15th-century mystery play from the Chester Mystery Cycle. Op 59 written to be performed in a church or a large hall — but not in a theatre (Britten's request) — by a cast primarily of amateurs. In fact the film adheres to Britten’s special request!

We shared the Park with a select group of a dozen people (no more). We returned home where I took some snaps of Lauren with her Dirt Devil. Tonight we are going to eat some Chinese food at our favourite haunt on Robson, The Next Noodle Bar.

All in all I could not have asked for a more perfect and happy Saturday afternoon.



     

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