I know time is precious. But take the four minutes to watch this video. You WILL see your life differently after this.
Here’s to all the precious !!! in YOUR life.
Today and every day.
Cathedrals by Jump, Little Children.
This is truly, one of the most beautiful songs ever. If you don’t read my post, please just listen to the music. Simply gorgeous.
“In the shadows of tall buildings
Of fallen angels on the ceilings
Oily feathers in bronze and concrete
Faded colors, pieces left incomplete” – I have always been in awe of great architecture, particularly when it comes to places of worship. There is just something about the time, effort, care and financial sacrifice needed to create a church or synagogue. Michelangelo, lying on his back for 4 years, to paint the Sistine Chapel. It took 418 years to complete the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia. It boggles the mind.
And the beautiful examples out there.
We pass this mosque on our way to Michigan.
And while I didn’t attend regularly (I have issues with organized religion) I always found such comfort sitting in here, at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Savannah. Where it was cool, quiet and peaceful. I would come when there wasn’t a service and just….sit.
I actually gasped walking into Notre Dame in Paris. The rose window is breath-taking.
Or this sweet, adobe church, San Albino Catholic Church in Mesilla, NM that we stumbled upon during our travels.
“In the cathedrals of New York and Rome
There is a feeling that you should just go home
And spend a lifetime finding out just where that is” – I am inspired when I see buildings such as these. I am touched in a quiet, personal and indescribable way when I pass through their doors. But deep inside your heart is where you find your peace. It’s where I find mine.
I don’t need to visit churches, mosques or synagogues to feel a greater presence.
I just enjoy the awe they inspire.
You all continually make me laugh, cry and inspire me to do great things. Ok. Maybe not great things but your ideas motivate me to get off my butt and tear myself away from this keyboard and live a little! Here are some booty shakers from the past week….
AC’s Scrapbook – Angelcel raises an interesting question in this post about abuse. She’s got me thinking about an incident I witnessed a few years ago and has me inspired to write about it. Stay tuned.
Ivy League Insecurities – Aidan highlighted John Osbourne, author of Tales from the Trips: How Three Babies Turned Our World Upside-Down in this post. Our world was turned upside down and our adoption threatened when we found out (AFTER #1son was already assigned to us and we were waiting for him to come home) that I was 8 weeks pregnant. Please, don’t say “Oh, that happens all the time!” It doesn’t. But that is for another post.
Diary of A Virgin Novelist – I was going to direct you here for a really great post on “the love of words” highlighting one of my favorite books by Roald Dahl, “The BFG.” But then, while running over there to snag the URL, I stumbled upon this really great post asking the question “Is life too short to read bad books?” Fascinating stuff!
Luna’s Secrets – And I’m just going to say if you need some visual candy just take a peek at her last few posts. Stunning photography!
Peripheral Perceptions – Need more great photos? Lisa and Angelcel both participate in this really fun meme interpreting letters of the alphabet with photography. Lisa also enriches my vocabulary in the process. Go here to marvel and learn all at the same time!
Have a great time Blog hopping! I know I sure do.
Thanks to all of you out there who entertain me so!
See you Monday!
I was in the habit of writing posts when the mood struck (which was often) and then scheduling them to be posted. I was getting so ahead of myself my body had a hard time keeping up with my brain. My brain was already wearing tomorrow’s outfit and my body was taking off my shoes from the day before. Posts were just spilling out of my head and onto the keyboard. I was more than a week ahead of myself.
I just realized I had nothin’. Not a thing scheduled for tomorrow.
The little angel on my right shoulder said, “Come on, now. You can do it. Just cozy up to the keyboard and write. You have so many wonderful things to say.”
The little devil on my left shoulder said, “Awwww, skip it. Who really looks in on you daily, anyway? Just those weirdos searching for moms doin’ dirty things. Go downstairs, open up the Halloween candy a little early (ok, it’s already open…you caught me) and watch one of the 100 shows you have TiVo’d.”
The little angel on the right shoulder said, “No. Your public awaits. They’ll be so sad to have to look at yesterday’s post all over again. You MUST add something new!”
The little devil on the left shoulder said, “Mmmmmm…some chocolate sure sounds good right about now.”
Guess who won?
Hey! Ye of little faith….read on.
For inspiration I decided to Google “top ten reasons for….,” just for kicks and giggles, to see what comes up. Among the suggestions were “Top ten reasons for divorce” Intriguing. So I clicked it. There were 2, 360, ooo hits. Quite a lot of people pondering that issue. I decided to investigate other reasons for top ten lists. Below are the rest of my findings.
Top Ten Reasons Sarah Palin Resigned – 164,000,000. That’s million. Are you kidding me? I had no idea that many people cared.
Top Ten Reasons to Date a Wrestler – only 272,000 results. I betcha I can think of #272,001.
Top Ten Reasons for Getting Fired – over 1,000,000 results. There are articles on the reasons, the causes. There’s even articles on warning signs. Thank God I’m a SAHM. Job security is lookin’ pretty great right about now.
Top Ten Reasons You Might Be A Jedi Redneck – Really. I can’t make this up. Approximately 2,950 hits for this search. Now, I know Jedis. (My husband is a big Star Wars fan) And I know rednecks. (I live in the southern United States). But how do the twain meet? How, I ask you?
Top Ten Reasons I Procrastinate – Only 102,000 hits there. Come. On. Now! Procrastination is an art form, carefully crafted by many. Only 102,000 hits? We got a lot of people in denial out there, and I ain’t talkin’ about a swim down a famous river.
Top Ten Reasons Against Evolution – First of all, against? Like it’s a choice? Ok, so the number of results? 2, 960,000. Almost 3 million.
Top Ten Reasons for Bathing – Only 177,000. I thought I smelled something funny.
Top Ten Reasons Couples Fight – There were 2, 540,000 results for that. I bet my husband and I could add a few more.
Top Ten Reasons Gay Marriage Is Wrong – Another 2 million plus results. Someone tell me why we’re spending any time on this issue? Really? Behind closed doors. Consenting adults. Doesn’t affect my taxes. Two people love each other. Oooooooooo. Scary.
Top Ten Reasons Men Are Better Than Women – 3, 220,000 results. And the Top Ten Reasons Women Are Better Than Men? 29, 400,000. Let me say that again, gentlemen. Twenty nine million, four hundred thousand. Somebody’s got some catching up to do!
Top Ten Reasons Not to Get a Toller – What the heck is a toller? There were only 4,040 hits. So I’m not the only one who is in the dark on that one.
Top Ten Reasons to Vote Democrat – There were 2, 010,000 results. But only 1.4 million hits to vote republican. Hmmmmm.
Top Ten Reasons Why I Love You – 45,000,000. But that must be a typo. Surely there are more hits out there? Because love is what makes the world go round. And I just want to shout out to all of you out there, I LOVE YOU! (You’re the best. You really are. Now, go hug someone.)