School’s In

Classes are about to begin.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the vacation and the Christmas holidays.  Now it’s time to start a new semester.  I’ve been at my desk since a little afer 5 AM getting ready.

Yesterday was a faculty meeting, and before going home I had time for most of the necessary preparation…at least printing rosters and choosing quiz dates and all that.  I try to have a complete schedule ready on day one…pending the unforseeable and unavoidable (like last year’s blizzards).

There are also workshops, conventions, recitals to prepare for, and of course Lent, Holy Week, and Easter, though these are late this year.

In conclusion,

“If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work…”

Prince Hal expresses the same idea as that found in Sonnet LII:

So am I as the rich whose blessed key
Can bring him to his sweet up-locked treasure,
The which he will not every hour survey,
For blunting the fine point of seldom pleasure.
Therefore are feasts so solemn and so rare,
Since, seldom coming in the long year set,
Like stones of worth they thinly placed are,
Or captain jewels in the carcanet.

Let me not to the fine point of seldom pleasure admit blunting.

About Jonathan B. Hall

Keyboard artist, sacred musician, teacher, writer, working in New York City and State. Many interests include music theory and history, literature, astronomy, genealogy, philosophy and theology, gardening, and good food. Cat lover, too.
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