Wednesday, July 02, 2008
"..to realize it might be lost"
Over on my sidebar, you may have noticed the quote I currently have posted there. It's this one:
"The way to love anything is to realize it might be lost." - G. K. Chesterton
With that in mind, and as a needed contrast to that dystopian video I linked to the other day, about the Multiculti EU, I offer the above video, of the Scottish modern folk band, Capercaillie, with Karen Matheson singing. Now, Karen Matheson has one of the most beautiful female voices on the planet today, and there are many lovely Scottish songs by Capercaillie I could post here. But I choose this one not only for the lively song which I like but for the images in the video. The video is a grainy black and white, but it shows a beautiful summer day in Scotland with many handsome Scottish families enjoying the sunshine and the music. This, my friends, is what it's all about.
The nature of this blog is sometimes polemical and sometimes exhortatory, sometimes just raging against the dying of the light.
Sometimes, thought, we need to contemplate the beauty and the worth of our heritage, our way of life, and our brothers and sisters. That's what this effort is all about. We need sometimes to focus what we have, where we come from, and what is in danger of being lost. So now I present you the superior alternative to the dystopian multiculti Europe.
This is our shared heritage, we and our cousins in Great Britain. We all have a stake in preserving it.
And for those who are fans of Celtic music, I recommend this video of Maura O'Connell and Karen Matheson singing a duet on the traditional song 'Down By the Salley Gardens.' If there is a more beautiful voice than Karen Matheson's, it may be Maura O'Connell's. Their two voices together are a real treat.
Enjoy the music and the images.