On February 3, I went to see my friend Sam sing in the choir at St James Anglican Cathedral, a gorgeous old Church in the heart of downtown Toronto. (I grew up attending church, but it had been a long time since I’d attended a service.) My Sunday started out with a very quiet and quick commute downtown. As I was leaving the subway I could hear the sound of Church bells on the crisp winter air. Highlights of the morning:
– Parts of a Mass composed by the Church’s organist David Briggs. Very dissonant at times, but absolutely lovely, and the choir was truly spectacular…I just wished the choir was five times bigger! The Kyrie was gorgeous and I actually had a tear near the end!
– Seeing the beautiful Architecture and Windows in the Sanctuary. The Church is truly spectacular.
– Finding out that the bells in the tower are in fact NOT automated and that people ring them from about 10am-11am every Sunday morning….Then finding out that one can JOIN the group!!!!!!!
So…with that in mind…….Maybe I’ll take up a new hobby…(how beautiful is the following photo?)
After the service, Sam and I went out for Brunch to Le Petit Dejuner on Queen. It’s a very popular spot and we had about 20 minutes of crisp winter friendship while we waited outside for a table. Once we got in, it was a cozy neighbourhood place with mimosas on special. (Mamosa and coffee for $7). Brunch is probably my favourite part of life, let alone my favourite meal of the day. This has to do with the large quantities of coffee, mimosa, and bacon. I think if I had to pick my favourite food, it could easily be bacon.
Sam and I both had the Eggs Veronique. English Muffin with roasted red peppers, caramelized onion, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. We both got a side of bacon…added to our Benedict…oh, bacon, you are my favourite food! Brunch was soooooo good that I am still dreaming about it.