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December 26, 2010 / Neurotypical Me.

Becareful what you wish for.

Is there anything more annoying than sharing a room with smug people? I am pretty sure we all wanted to see a White Christmas. I am damn sure that we were all hoping it would snow today. We went to a two hour service and the preacher called out, on more than one occasion, ‘Expect! Expect! Expect something from the Lord’. Well, I take no responsibility for the blizzard and that is the last time I am saying it.

Now – for purely test purposes you understand, we made RJ stand out on the balcony for 2 minutes. It was his idea. He said, ‘who would be stupid enough to stand out on the balcony in the snow today?’ to which we chorused, ‘You!”. He made it look like so much fun that Marcel has gone out there now too. They are both giggling like idiots. Marz dared RJ to chuck a snow ball and RJ nearly hit a lady with a pram. So not cool. Now they are chucking snow balls at each other 19 floors up. The snow flakes swirling around are HUGE and the balls are very light. It is like fairy floss. The boys look frozen (22 F) but they are not coming in.

Snow ball buddies

We left this morning and walked up to 72nd to get the express Uptown to Harlem. Will has a connection from his singing teacher (Cafe at the Gates of Salvation) and so ….Uptown we went. When we got there I said, ‘ it is snowing, I can feel it’. By the time we came out of church, it was crazy with snow.

I can feel it, in Harlem

I don’t know where to begin in terms of the Baptist House of Prayer 80 west 126th, Harlem. It started slowly and warmed up. In the end, we were HOT, and there was no heating. I have never had an experience like this before that was so much like channeling. A woman with a beautiful face and a little girl voice started the service and ended up opening her mouth and singing like Aretha’s little sister. The singing all over the church was excellent. The preaching was extreme and the atmosphere was amazing. Marcel said that the feeling there was so intense that holding hands in a circle and singing at the end was okay. I get what he means. They made everything okay.

They thanked us for coming all the way from Oustralia. We thanked them for having us. We wished them well getting the heating fixed. If they got a bit of electricity into the huge neon Jesus Saves sign, that might help too.

Getting home was tricky because the trains were packed and my fingers were no longer working. Here we are though, back home. RJ and Marz have finally come in with their little Rudolph noses. It is snowing so much you can’t actually see much past the window. Very cosy. Will is alternating between playing the strat, the gibson (all belonging to this flat) and his acoustic. He’s a happy man.



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  1. samitlop / Dec 26 2010 9:15 pm

    The best one yet Lis, you got your white Christmas, I am a bit teary with vicarious happiness, can you make me a snow girl with red lippy. Hugs to you all 🙂

  2. Trish / Dec 29 2010 2:55 am

    NOW I am super jealous!

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