Winter has arrived early here in the Tennessee boonies. The daytime high was only in the 20s (that's Fahrenheit, for those of you in Haiti).
Despite the frigid weather, I decided to drive to town. It will take me weeks to recover from the harrowing ordeal - but I got to wear my heavy winter coat. And I got some much-needed groceries and food for the cats. It's supposed to be very cold all next week, so at least I'm prepared. I think.
In honor of the cold weather and the approaching holidays, I'm offering a video: my piano transcription of the pas de deux from the Nutcracker ballet by Tchaikovsky. Some of you have seen this before, but just pretend like you didn't.
Actually, this isn't the entire pas de deux, it's just a brief excerpt - because I thought the whole thing was rather long.
This is from an unedited rehearsal tape that I made when I lived in Texas. I recorded it in the summer when it was about 110 degrees. I put up the candles just for a "humorous" touch (which I now regret).