Les Choristes on the couch

After a short morning hike through the woods and a delicious  lunch with our friends Shirley and Jim,  along with special guest Grezelda from the village, I’ve finally surrendered to the head cold I’ve been fighting the past few days. Now I’m sniffling through what I hope is a restorative  nap on the sofa, while listening to Les Choristes soundtrack CD, which I bought in Paris for only $1.50.

This 2004 movie is about a new teacher winning-over his students at a brutal French boarding school through music. The Petits Chanteurs de Saint Marc choir supply the on-screen boys’ angelic vocals. Think Dead Poets Society, only the kids wear tight shorts and sing with very high voices (perhaps cause and effect). I joke. The film is excellent. Try it some evening.