Photo credit: I took this photo of my son as he was preparing to play for his cousin’s wedding. The song was “Touch the Sky” from the movie “Brave”. He recommended it to her and it fit the scene just beautifully. The song sounded amazing being played on the viola in the glass chapel.
For Top It Off Tuesday I found myself in much need of a day of music and peace.
Whenever I am in search of peace I do two things…find some music that soothes my soul and spend time absorbing the beauty found in nature…the trees, the birds, the animals, the lakes, creeks, and other bodies of water and the owls and deer. To combine music and nature is the ultimate cure for whatever is upsetting in everyday life. As Berthold Auerbach says…”Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Can you just imagine that? Sitting in a wooded area near a creek or stream, the water slowly moving along its path, while looking at a tiny cross-bridge up above and breathing ever so slowly in and then out, soaking in the gentle sounds of the water and beautiful sounds of the music while feeling the mist from the water gently washing away all the dust of our hurried lives.
Lately, I am finding myself wanting more of that solitude and peace than normal as the message each morning comes loud and clear…keep the hope, stay strong, and let the hard memories drift away. Life is filled with situations that bring us to the brink….to the point where we want to seek out the moments I described and stop, for just a moment to cherish and soak in the beauty of the world and refresh our souls from the trials of everyday life.
And, so today, I am thankful for that music that washes away the dust, thankful for this place where I get to just “be” and, thankful for all the beauty we see and get to experience on this earth. I am grateful… especially when the ‘cold winds are calling’ and I am longing for that clear and bright sky!
Photo: The picture below is from just down our front drive. It’s almost as if he is saying good morning to us. 🙂
Good morning from all of us here at Life On The Patio. Have a wonderful Tuesday😊