Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Simple Pleasures - Making Music


Whether beginning a day or ending a day, nothing pleases me more than making music.

This morning, I was ready for work ahead of schedule—a rare and wonderful thing. After whispering a short prayer, I sat down at my piano and played a moving rendition of "Amazing Grace."

How sweet the sound.

How simple the pleasure.
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"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
Aldous Huxley

Linking to my twin sister's: "Simple Pleasures."

13 comments:

  1. Absolutely one of my most favorite things to do ... make a little music.

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  2. What a beautiful way to start your day. Peace & blessings, Tammy

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  3. I'm a so amazed at the talent that runs in your family.
    Music always lifts me up.

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  4. Music soothes my soul and I so wish I could play an instrument! I sing along to my CD's, though, and that makes me happy too!


    ~Jean

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  5. music speaks when nothing else can...a great way to start the day..

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  6. Amen.. Sister... Sing as unto the Lord..Sweet Praises to his ears..

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  7. Music speaks to our spirits and has such a profound effect on us. Reading your post, I was humming "Amazing Grace," in my head...thanks.

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  8. I'm sadly not graced with the gift of music. I have always wanted to be able to sit down and play the piano or burst into beautiful song.

    I have seen how putting the fingers on the keys literally sweeps a pianist to a different place. I wish that I could have peeked at your simple "Amazing Grace" worship.

    What a beautiful picture you brought to my mind.

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  9. My sister played piano, and I used to love listening to her sit down and play for a while. Music is a gift.

    =)

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  10. As soon as my hubby wakes up from a catnap, I think I will go do exactly that--Amazing Grace, how sweet the simple sound.

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  11. Music is truly a simple pleasure.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  12. That quote at the end is absolutely perfect! There's something about music that transcends...and there's something even further about "Amazing Grace" that moves me every single time I hear it.

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