And it’s been suggested to me that if I were to move to New York, my uncle who has a bajillion connections bc he’s a priest, could easily help me find a job. I would also be able to live rent free. In New York.
I get to sing this. And the whole requiem mass. I just find it ironic yet perfect, seeing as the reason i decided to join choir again was for my grandma who just passed away last weekend. Let me tell you, it’s a whole nother kind of awesome to be a part of creating a sound like this song. It’s amazing.
My grandma passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, in her sleep last night. I was named after her, and as a little kid was very close to her. I’m sad to say that we had very little communication throughout my adolescence and early adulthood since she lived in New Jersey. Before I knew it, 15 yrs without seeing her has gone by, and I’d think one if these days ill make it happen, but it always got pushed off into the indefinite future, and then all of a sudden it’s too late. I didn’t have as strong of a relationship with her as I now wish I could have, and it makes me so, so sad. She was very involved in her church though, and since I will not be able to attend her service, I researched a little about russian orthodox funerals. I found the “eternal memory” prayer. It’s beautiful. Vechnaya pamyat. Rest in peace grandma Alice.