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International Women’s Day, Flashmob and Violette Szabo

1   It is International Women’s Day today. To mark the day, members from all three of Claire’s choirs gathered together in Truro today to do a series of flash mobs, singing ‘Oxygen’ in the market, in Waterstone’s and in the Lemon Street Gallery/Market. It was such a fabulous experience to be part of that and the public loved us saying things like, “That was mind-blowing!”, “Magic” and ‘You were brilliant!’  There is a link to a previous post about the song and the play for which it was written here.

Flash Mob for International Womens Day! Love this photo of Claire taken in Waterstones by Amanda.

Flash Mob for International Womens’ Day! Love this photo of Claire taken in Waterstone’s Bookshop by Amanda.

2   This evening we have been at another event of words and music celebrating  International Women’s Day and I told the story of Violette Szabo, secret agent in the Second World War and read the following beautiful poem written by Leo Marks in memory of his girlfriend who had died in a plane crash, which Violette used in her coded messages. Claire accompanied me on the harp which was just brilliant.

The Life That I Have

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

Leo Marks
3   There is a beautiful semi circle of moon tonight, just finishing off the day perfectly.
The moon tonight

The moon tonight

 

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