Heaven on earth

“There just has to be music in heaven,” an elderly woman I know once told me.  “If there isn’t, I don’t want to go.”

I kind of suspect that there will be.  And I don’t think it’ll be all those harps that you see in the cartoons.  I think it might be people with gorgeous voices singing their hearts out … because honestly, when I hear a really beautiful voice, I feel like I’m already in heaven.

One singer whose voice really moves me is Hayley Westenra, a young soprano from New Zealand.   I love her rendition of Caccini’s “Ave Maria”  It’s really something.  Even if you can only listen to a few seconds, it’s worth it just to hear the gorgeous clarity of her voice.

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