As I sit at my computer alongside the open window, the sounds of the bubbling water fountain mingle with the gentle drumming of rain on the roof. Although the weather is much cooler today, my ceiling fan continues turning in a gentle rhythm pushing cooler air upon the skin of my arms and face.
The colours of the world outside are a combination of grey skies and the rich green of the grass and leaves. Lawns that were turning brown only a few short days ago are now revived. Dotted here and there in the this two-tone world are splashes of colour created by the flowers in the garden; bright spots upon the muted shades of the day.
The presence of rain creates a reflective mood within my soul as the desire for study and housework has washed away with the water flowing down the street in the kerbside gutters. My thoughts are skipping to and fro with no particular rhyme or reason and I am reminded of a blog post that I read yesterday by my friend David. Continue reading

Getting into the Christmas spirit

It’s hard to escape the fact that Christmas is almost upon us. It is screamed from television, radio, social media and almost any other news or information source.
Over the past couple of days I’ve been searching out my Christmas music. My family don’t share my passion for Christmas music unfortunately so the playing of it is largely restricted to my computer, iPad or the stereo when I am here on my own.
In the past week I have found some wonderful examples of beautiful music that I wish to share with you. Continue reading

Music speaks to the soul…. or the head

I am one of those people who needs music in my life. I love listening to the radio and I have a huge CD collection.
My taste in music is eclectic and I listen to different genres according to what I am feeling at the time. I used to sing a lot. These days I don’t do it very often and I know that if I were to try it today, I would dissolve into a paroxysm of coughing. Or have doors slammed on me. 😉 Either way, the end result isn’t a good one. Continue reading

Hear…. here…. SOCS

It’s Saturday in this part of the world so I am going to have a go at Linda Hill’s SOCS prompt once again. This is a challenge for me to write as I think and then not edit. I’ll probably cringe later when I read it.
So here it is, Saturday morning and I am reading blogs and listening to Pandora as I do so. I have a couple of programmed ‘stations’ in there including the one I am listening to now “Easy Listening”. Continue reading

Music is my life….

ImageRemember that song “Music is my life, my life is music”? I’m singing it now as I type this you know. Sad, but oh so very true! What can I say? I love music. I have a pile of CD’s that would almost be as tall as me. (Since I’m vertically challenged that isn’t all that high – but still quite a few CDs in the collection). I was looking at a boxed set of 70’s music today. I’m seriously thinking about purchasing it. But then I realised that I don’t get the opportunity to play all the music I have now. My iPad is FULL of my music. I needed to delete a lot of it not long ago to make room for my apps.

I like all kinds of music. This morning I was listening to flutes. Yesterday I was listening to classical. At work today I was listening to the radio that plays a mix of 80’s to now. I like Il Divo and Katy Perry. Pink and Mozart. Lady Antebellum and Greig. James Blunt and relaxation sounds. Oasis and Glenn Miller. Can you see my contrasts? 🙂

Listening to music brings me peace. (Unless of course I’m cleaning the house to Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls. Then I’m busting moves). Music not only soothes the savage beast, it soothes the troubled mind and heart. And when your heart is at peace, the music within you resounds throughout the universe.

Blessings to you 🙂