Dec. 25, 2013 —
“Stille Nacht” was written in six verses but the English version only uses verses 1, 6 and 2, in that order.
My apartment was on the second floor above a tavern and I’ve often wondered how the patrons below reacted to my tortured singing in a strange language in the middle of the night.
But I’m forever grateful to Herr Professor for helping me develop a better understanding of the importance of the birth of Jesus Christ – through a deep appreciation of that beautiful Christmas song.
And while we’re on the subject of miracles – I got a “B” in that class.
Danke, Herr Professor.