Posts tagged "music"
Reflection Leads to Connection

Reflection Leads to Connection

I remember that most years I have relished Advent.  After all, Adventus, the Latin root our the word, means “coming.”  On reflection, I can feel into the expectant waiting, the pleasures, the promises of the coming weeks.   This year there seems to be so much craziness in the world, the political weirdness added unto the commercial...
Basic Goodness

Basic Goodness

“Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness.  If he/she listens to it and acts on it, he/she is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most.” –– Pablo Casals    In the light of the recent and horrendous shooting in Orlando, I allowed myself to calm and settle when I came...
Music, of all the Arts...

Music, of all the Arts…

Music is good for our soul and spirit.  “Music, of all the arts, stands in a special region, unlit by any star but its own, and utterly without meaning … except its own.”     This is Leonard Bernstein’s take on music, and especially the first part lights me up this grey and rainy morning, the morning...
Graceland!

Graceland!

Remember Paul Simon’s song and album Graceland?  When the album came out in the late 80ies I spent hours and hours dancing to the music, being charmed by the weird and wonderful lyrics, transported and gripped by the rhythms, the blend of white and black, the pulse, the magic. Then last night I had the...