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.

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

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


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

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

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

  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!


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

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

  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.

  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.

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


  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.

  11. Music is truly a simple pleasure.


  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.