We are sitting in our hotel in Kansas City. Dick has the Christmas playlist on his iPhone and we are listening to a random selection of tracks that range from a Medieval Christmas, through Gregorian Chant (something in the background of both of us) to Loreena McKennitt and a variety of her "this end of the year" songs.
One of these is "Dickens' Dublin" from her "Parallel Dreams" CD. This track intersperses Loreena's singing with a recording of a Dublin schoolchild of the 1960s reciting the Nativity story. A set of these recordings were made in a school in Dublin and, fortunately, the tapes surfaced and have been preserved. In fact a DVD was made of them, with the children represented by wonderful animations.
Dublin is a land of malapropisms. It's a gift we have. Even so, I remember being stunned when I first heard, emanating from the CD player, "...and an angel disappeared to them". I had to back up the CD twice or three times to prove to myself that I was hearing it correctly.
Somethings are just perfect.