I didn’t know what Vaughan Williams looked like. So…


He didn’t look as I thought he would, given his music. (I have no idea what I mean by that. I am compelled to note his haircut was…inexplicable.)

Since you never know what you’ll pick up from a Wikipedia bio, I read on about Vaughan Williams’ life. He had a number of illustrious relatives and a progressive family. His mother, in particular, gets a round of my applause for this:

When the young Vaughan Williams asked his mother about Darwin’s controversial book On the Origin of Species, she answered, “The Bible says that God made the world in six days. Great Uncle Charles thinks it took longer: but we need not worry about it, for it is equally wonderful either way.”

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