Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday Five

I haven't played the Friday Five in a long time. It's nice to return to things every now and again. So here it goes:

From Sally over at RevGalsBlogPals

1. Sign of hope?
The windows of my office face east, and when the sun rises to shine through them (yes, I'm in the office before sunrise sometimes) I can't help but think of Resurrection.

2. An unexpected word of light in a dark place?

T's strength in her time of trial.

3. A sign of spring?

Making plans for Golf on Monday with N.

4. Challenging/ surprising?

Possible big life choice coming soon.

5. Share a hope for the coming week/month/year....

  • Hope that in the possible big life choice coming soon I am open enough to hear God's guidance.
  • Hope to write more music this year.
  • Hope to write more poetry this year.

Bonus play... a piece of music/ poem guaranteed to cheer you?

Music:
  • The Peter Malick Group with Norah Jones -- New York City
  • Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C from the Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 (always relaxes me)
  • Miles Davis album Sketches of Spain (still the most beautiful thing I have ever heard)
  • Wynton Marsalis Donna Lee on the album Amongst the People (makes me insanely jealous and energized at the same time).
  • I could keep going!

Poetry:
  • Most stuff by e.e.cummings
  • Love(3) by George Herbert
  • Do Not Go Gently into that Good Night -- Dylan Thomas

2 comments:

Rev Scott said...

I'm a "Kind of Blue" Miles Davis man myself. And if you like Wynton Marsalis, you should try "Standard Time Vol. 3 - The Resolution of Romance." Very relaxing music.

Nice play. Golf? I'm jealous - Ames is still under several feet of snow. Maybe I'll make a point to visit my brother in Plattsmouth sooner than we'd planned.

The Swandive said...

Do Not Go Gently into that Good Night, truly one of my faves. It was read at my moms final funeral. Thanks for the reminder.

Blessings in your discernment of the next...