Sunday, February 14, 2010
A Valentine's Day Thought
What is Romance to you? Now there is a good question. I heard it asked on the Nancy Kerrigan's 'Enchanted Evening' Ice Skating special today on Channel 5 TV in our Area. It was asked of the Skaters in the program. The answers were widesspread between Romance being described as time spent with someone you care about to Love and a Feeling.
I think Romance is a positve thing if it is mutual between two people...even if not there is beauty in it. Romance is a special thing alright. To me it is a state of mind in general. It is a way of looking at life and your closest friends and family. Jane Seymour has a great book about Romantic living (Called Jane Seymour's Guid to Romantic Living) and it is all about living with a love and passion of life, of being creative and forever looking for beauty in life. I like that view. Romance is so much easier when you beginning something new...and new adventure, a new love, a vacation. It seems to be more of an impact when you don't even have to think about it to feel it. Although you do have to think about it to make romantic things happen...because it is a feeling and because it is a mood it is hard to predict but not so hard to plan for happening. Candles, a little champagne and strawberries. Soft music. Beautiful scenery..water, mountains, sunsets. What is romance to you? Do you have some thoughts to share?
Monday, February 1, 2010
Sometimes I feel like a very small voice in the wilderness on my blog, but that's ok. These entries may be solitary ones, like a tree that rustles in the deep woods for a little while. I hope to gather a faithful following of friends that benefit from these entries some day...as they say persistance pays off! The inspirations that come may be a bit haphazard yet I am compelled to continually share them. I really can't help it. In the case of this entry I am writing about something that I have found to be of importance to me for some reason. The subject of Harps. Harps are so amazing. I found this YouTube harp presentation to be amazingly soothing and pretty. I"m learning to play a harp...you can see a photo of me with it below. It's a slow process but I'm getting there.... It takes practice and positive thinking to master any skill. You never know where it will take you.
The orchestra is young but together with the flutes, chimes and violins the buildup at the end is really nice! Enjoy.
and then there is this wonderful harpist, Katrina, who absolutely knows how to strum the strings in this beautiful rendition of the Wedding March as if she were an angel - listen for the grand finale:
Ending with me and my harp...dreaming of playing those tunes some day!