“Punch” originates from the Indian word “panch,” meaning “five,” the number of ingredients needed to concoct this centuries-old drink. The rule of five served as a recipe designating two parts sour, and one part sweet, bitter and alcoholic. British explorers landing in India discovered the strong elixir and brought it back to England, where punch became a sophisticated 16th century drink at social functions. It made its way to America a century later, showing up on menus, invitations and notes documented around 1682. Punch would remain the party standard for the next four centuries!
I love my Hawaiian Punch!!!
Anna Uptain Denison and I are offering a half day workshop at the Knoxville Arts
Our little lesson group will be playing Christmas songs at a local Assisted Living facility. Looking forward to having a great time!
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
Remember…10-15 minutes per day can do a world of good. And just think what 30 minutes could do!
Playing music not only is enjoyable, but it helps develop social interactions, emotional well-being as well as physical coordination. Next time you think playing you uke is silly, remember it is really for your health!
“People who strive for something significant, whether it’s learning a new craft or raising moral children, are far happier than those who don’t have strong dreams or aspirations,” say Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener. “As humans, we actually require a sense of meaning to thrive.” Harvard’s resident happiness professor, Tal Ben-Shahar, agrees, “Happiness lies at the intersection between pleasure and meaning. Whether at work or at home, the goal is to engage in activities that are both personally significant and enjoyable.”
I can’t think of a better goal than mastering a difficult song!