I woke up to a beautiful fall day. The recent rain has brought out the brilliant green. Lovely! Soon the leaves will be turning colors and falling. I have noticed that I like change. No wonder the fall is my favorite season!
I am eating my grapefruit and listening to "O Nata Lux" by Morten Lauridsen This is such a sublime vocal piece. It is part of a requiem called Lux Aeterna. Laruidsen composed this after his mother died. His mother would play the piano at home and was his inspiration for studying music. "O Nata Lux" translates to "Oh light born from light".
Morten Johannes Lauridsen is a composer who is still alive today! He was born in Colfax, WA in 1943. He was actually a firefighter for the US Forest Service here in the Pacific northwest before he left for college at USC. . He began teaching at USC in 1967 and has been on their faculty ever since."(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morten_Lauridsen#cite_note-Profile-3)
O Nata Lux came in at number 265 on the 2015 Classic FM Hall of fame. (http://halloffame.classicfm.com/2015/chart/position/265/)
I am going to head straight to the trail after I type this. It's too gorgeous to stay inside.
Then I am coming back home to clean up and meal prep for the week.
Happy Tuesday! :)