Hi All: I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
On Christmas Eve I took my 10 year old cousin Samantha to Symphony Hall to see the Boston Pops Christmas Concert. What an amazing time that was. I can't even decscribe how beautiful Symphony Hall looked all decked out with incredible decorations; and the concert was breathtaking. This was Samantha's first time to see an orchestra, so it was fitting she saw one of the best in the world!
We had a table close to the stage, and you could feel the floor vibrate from the 100 plus company. This Christmas is on the melancholy side for me, with the recent loss of my Dad, but seeing Sam with a huge smile on her face, all dressed up in her Christmas best, helped a lot ... and was a quiet reminder that life goes on.
Samantha made her CRT debute in A CHRISTMAS CAROL when she was a year and ahalf old. (she is the youngest Cratchit who says "HI" as Bob Cratchit enters his home), So, tonight she is home, waiting for Santa, and she showed me for the first time this year, the true magic of the Christmas Season. Merry Christmas to all of you, and the best of the holiday season.