Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Window Washers

I'm thankful for surprises -- and for a husband thoughtful enough to plan them:) Seeing American Idol in person tonight was a joy and it was very inspiring to me to watch all of those people fearlessly putting themselves out there. I love music - from The Beatles (which they sang tonight) and my beloved show tunes, to my brother's brilliant compositions and Sinatra's standards that make my heart lifts my spirit like nothing else. Madeleine L'Engle talks about artists, and specifically musicians, as being window washers for the soul. They wipe away the film of worry and the hardships of life that gathers over our hearts and minds and separates us. They clean the grimy glass that keeps us from seeing each other and the world more clearly, and their melodies help us to get in touch with something deeper in ourselves and each other. A great song has the power to utterly transport me, and I think music can be a thing of true beauty, pulling back the veil for a moment and letting us experience a glimpse of heaven. I'm grateful for how music moves me. And I'm very thankful there's no such thing as earlids:)


  1. Earlids?! Weird!!! I love that window washer analogy (metaphor? simile? derr...).

  2. well said. and thanks of course for the props


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