“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May…” ~The Temptations Well, we haven’t exactly had a typical warm and cheerful month of May around these parts, but today is fair and beautiful. And, all of the rain has made my New Dawn climbing rose the loveliest it’s ever been. […]
The Tuesday Tune for today’s post is one of my favorite hymns. “For the Beauty of the Earth” is a Christian hymn by Folliott S. Pierpoint, M.A. (1835-1917). Folliott was born at Spa Villa in Bath, England and was educated at Queen’s College, Cambridge, graduating in classical honours in 1871. “For the Beauty of the Earth” was first published […]
I think we can all agree that music has the power to inspire, uplift, entertain, motivate, and move us. I know it certainly does for me. For those folks who are familiar with this blog, you may recall that I’ve shared posts regarding my love for music and dancing. In my experience, music is like therapy, transforming my mood and motivating me at challenging times. Not only does music soothe or entertain us, but hopefully, it enriches us as well. With this in mind, I’ve decided to add a music post as part of my weekly contribution to this blog. I enjoy all kinds of music, so you never know what you may find here. This musical selection is my first endeavor for Tuesday Tunes. It’s from Act II of Puccini’s opera La Bohème, “Quando Me’n Vo’” or “Musetta’s Waltz.” I hope you enjoy this beautiful and moving soprano aria by Anna Netrebko.
Life isn’t perfect. It’s not supposed to be. It’s supposed to be REAL: a messy “learning lab” of experiences, mistakes, and practicing our ability to reflect on all of it—hopefully cultivating a positive outlook. An outlook that creates a meaningful, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind life. A life we can share by loving and uplifting others…..and, ultimately, ourselves. So, here’s the thing: […]