O IS FOR OOTY.
O + O + T + Y = OOTY!
Ooty has a fond place in our hearts. Our exploration next day took in several of the seven Christian Churches, and the Botanical Gardens.
While walking up to St Stephens we heard the songs of a choir ringing out across the valley, becoming stronger as we approached a church. The uplifting and joyful voices drew us towards the church, we hesitated, then opened the door and were greeted by a wonderful sound of men, women and children singing their hearts out, so full of the joy of God.
Wow, what a moment!
Sunday morning church choir in full melodious concert...we were enthralled!
The minister welcomed us in, beckoning us forward to sit down and join in. Every male on the right hand side turned to face us, and every woman on the left likewise... singing at the tops of their voices... a true moment of welcome. Kay and I were entranced with the melody of joyful happiness resounding around us. I wanted so much to video our experience but I put my camera and video recorder away. Sometimes you just have to sink into the moment. An experience like that is so rare, no distractions should be countenanced. They welcomed us - we were not going to intrude upon them but just to enjoy the singing.
|Overlooking Ooty. The church where we enjoyed the choir is extreme left centre.|