29 March 2010

Sand Art

This video has been on YouTube for a while, and has received more than 13,000,000 views. Despite this, today is the first time I had ever seen it, and it is amazing. Art, created in sand, on what appears to be the some talent show. It's worth watching, very moving:

04 March 2010

Vivaldi's Birthday

Today, thanks to Google, I noticed it is Vivaldi's birthday. As we are on the verge of Spring, and having had a fairly harsh winter here in the UK by recent standards, I thought a bit of Spring, from Vivaldi's Four Seasons may be in order:

02 March 2010

The Our Father in Olde English

I saw this over at the site of the Catholic Caveman, the Our Father prayer in Olde English. Classic stuff:

Fæder ure
Þu þe eart on heofonum
Si þin nama gehalgod.
Tobecume þin rice.
Gewurþe ðin willa on eorðan swa swa on heofonum.
Urne gedæghwamlican hlaf syle us to dæg.
And forgyf us urne gyltas, swa swa we forgyfað
urum gyltendum.
And ne gelæd þu us on costnunge,
ac alys us of yfele. Soþlice.

Modern Literal Translation
Father our
You who are in Heaven
Be Your name hallowed,
Come your kingdom.
Become Your will on earth as on Heaven.
Our daily loaf give us today.
And forgive us our guilts as we forgive the fellow guilty.
And do not lead you us into temptation
But release us of evil. Truly.