Monday, December 9, 2013


Into every Christmas season, there floats a bit of lagniappe or two, just happening along to Bright you.  Sometimes these floating, ethereal wonders have the gentle touch of a caught breath, and others have the impact of a crescendo-wave---they sweep you away so fast and so far that you’re swirling and swallowing and tumbling, and at last left gasping on the damp sand.

Caro called down the stairs just now, “Mama, when you have a minute, look at the program from Rockefeller Center.   It’s all cued up, and you just can’t miss this song---it’s real and she’s not just pretending for the camera like the others---you can even see her breath fogging the air.”

And a voice like this seems as if it WOULD dominate and take over the entire being to whom it’s entrusted.  It must have a life of its own, brilliant with tone, and vibrant with joy and power.

I hope you’ll watch---I’d love to share this Christmas GIFT with you.  It will leave you breathless.



Caro said...

I'm so glad you got to see this. The original Mother Superior did such an amazing performance it is hard to believe anyone else could ever even come close, but this in it's own way is as good as if not a "superior" rendition.
Audra McDonald is truly a gift.
Thanks for sharing :-)

Southern Lady said...

Oh, what a beautiful way to start my day ... complete with chills and smiles and awe. Thank you for this inspiring bit of lagniappe, Rachel. It was truly a gift to see this beautiful young lady sharing her God-given talent with the world.

Chesapeake said...

Gorgeous voice. Thank you.

Kathy said...

That was just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this.

mississippi artist said...

Thanks for sharing-it is beautiful!

jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Beautiful Rachel. I love this.Thank you Caro and you!
Love, Jeanne

Kim S. said...

When I checked the link it said that the video was private! Boo.