Saturday, January 27, 2018

Music's Lessons

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Plato, Greek philosopher (424-348 BC)

The lulling sonance created by Julia Seager-Scott with her Italian baroque triple harp and Gaelic harp (a clarsach) relaxed me from all concerns of this realm into a higher, peaceful plane. I closed my eyes and let my mind be soothed by the gentle music. Wise old Plato might say that my soul's character was enriched by the music -- and I would agree. That such intimate concerts by high calibre artists can be enjoyed for a mere $15 is a blessing. Realizing that I need to educate my soul with more of Julia's harp and clarsach, I bought her CD.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Ethereal Companion

Sun dogs and moon dogs are beautiful accents to a winter day or night as the rainbow is to a showery Summer day.
Hal Borland, American author, journalist and naturalist (1900-1978) in Sundial of the Seasons

Trekking westward across country on the top level of a doubledecker bus provided a spectacular view of a radiant sun dog. Even the dirty window only added to the magic of the view. Here was my ethereal companion for the journey.