Friday, December 18, 2009
Cory Hall plays the piano. Cory is a piano scholar that studies Bach and other great composers.
He teaches at the University of Florida.
WHAT IS A CAKEWALK.........?
Its origins in slavery and the plantation south, the Cakewalk was the sole organized and even condoned forum for servants to mock their masters. A send-up of the rich folks in the "Big House," the cakewalk mocked the aristocratic and grandiose mannerisms of southern high-society. Much bowing and bending were characteristic of the dance, which was more a performance than anything else. Couples lined up to form an aisle, down which each pair would take a turn at a high-stepping promenade through the others. In many instances the Cakewalk was performance, and even competition. The dance would be held at the master’s house on the plantation and he would serve as judge. The dance’s name comes from the cake that would be awarded to the winning couple. The sayings "Easy as a piece of cake" and "It's a cakewalk" originated from this dance.
"If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it."
That advise is number 14 on a list of "48 Things Life Taught Me".
The list was written by a 90 year old lady....years ago.
I think her advise is still applicable today. We may have wonderful and powerful
gadgets and things.......but all the same morals and values apply today
that were relavent 100 years ago.
Oh, and one more thing Tiger. This is number 15 on the same list.
"Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks."
We hope that all this turns out for the best for Tiger, his wife and children.