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Published on Jun 20, 2012
The Westminster Choir, conducted by Joe Miller, performs White Stones by Westminster Choir College student Thomas LaVoy. Soloists are Madeline Apple Healey, soprano, and Daniel Elder, bass. Recorded at the Westminster Choir's 2012 Tour Homecoming Concert in Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University campus, January 2012.
White Stones It happens late, as I lie in bed, trailing my hand in sleep— the scream that doesn't stop. I always go.
When I turn on the light he doesn't blink but goes on staring at the dark until I come between them, hold him close. I rock him and croon.
When I think he's asleep I turn off the light, still singing, lay him down. But he sits up, looks over my shoulder. He can see in the dark, he can hear what I can't, and he whispers: Giants are coming here, mama, Giants are coming here.
I offer him water but he wants only the smooth white stones of lies, such comfort as I can give, and give again: Nothing can hurt you while mama is here.
I stay until he's asleep. I close his door, feel my way back through the dark to my own bed. Only then do I hear it— my heart; only then the heavy tread.