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As America heads into a long holiday weekend, however distorted by the great political fight for permanent tyranny or another season of liberty, it is fitting and proper that we should again reflect on our many blessings, including our national heritage. Our basic governing document has only been truly changed, legitimately amended, 27 times in 233 years, with 10 all at once at the very beginning, part of the agreement under which the base document of the Constitution was ratified.
We all profit by Saint Paul’s admonition to the early church at Philippi:
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” — Philippians 4:8
In that spirit, I offer you a man in his garden:
And the fruit of his labors turned into a meal by the skill and love of his wife of many years.
Finally, enjoy some music, a short piece offered up by a woman from China who now enjoys the liberty to make music outside of the Party program. If this whets your appetite, or if you need a soundtrack for dinner or brunch, look further below for more in the same project.
Xuefei Yang – Capriccio # 10 in B flat major by Legnani
Sharing my contribution to the Legnani World Project.* I am performing Capriccio #10 in B flat, on a copy of a period guitar, made by Falko Roemmich.
* The Legnani World Project is 36 guitarists playing 36 pieces:
Some of the world’s greatest professional guitarists team up to give us all 36 Caprices op. 20 by Luigi Legnani (1790–1877). It been a tough few months worldwide bit it’s also becoming a golden age of video posting and collaboration! This comes via Seicorde Magazine‘s great Youtube Channel. The Legnani World Project is under the Artistic direction of Giulio Tampalini, direction of Filippo Michelangeli with video editing by Gabriele Zanetti. With help from Seicorde Magazine, Suonare news Magazine, Agis, and Cidim.