IF THE WORLD IS BUT A SONG, SHALL WE NOT ALL SING TOGETHER? Marilyn Armstrong

Daily Post – SONG

You’ll just have to live with the religious elements of the song because that’s the way it was written. So if we are going to have a song today, let’s make it about this world we love in the hopes that maybe we can keep it “bright and beautiful.”

It is my highest  hope and my fondest wish.

St. Olaf’s Choir – Led by Anton Armstrong aka Garry’s kid brother

Just to give you a bit of perspective, Garry is the oldest of three brothers. Dr. Anton Armstrong, known affectionately around here as ‘the professor,” is the youngest brother. Billy (William) is in the middle and Garry is the senior member of the trio and these days, senior guy in the family.

This selection, Beautiful Savior, is one of two hymns with which Anton closes ever concert, in honor of their mother whose favorite hymn this was. It’s a wonderful piece of music and as always, a magnificent performance by this world-class traveling choir.

And this, obviously from a cell phone recording, is just a personal favorite of mine. Yes, the singers sway. Anton believe that music and movement are natural companions.

When my son was very small, I was playing some blue grass music and he looked at me, very seriously, and said “Mommy, this music  makes my feet move.”

“Yes,” I said, “It’s supposed to do that.”

It’s supposed to move your soul and everything else, too.

Morning in summer …

Just after sunrise, the sun low in the sky.

Morning. Although I want to sleep late, I almost never do. On summer mornings, I drink my coffee and watch the early sun filter through my woods. Each day, the world is made anew.

The sun has risen higher in the sky. It’s about 7:30 in the morning.

Cat Stevens’ rendition of this traditional Christian hymn is beautiful, as is the presentation. I ask that you please leave your prejudices behind. It is a beautiful song of praise.

it is the bonus you get if you arise early. Late sleepers, make an occasional exception and see the world in a different light.

And now, coffee finished, the sun is high in the sky and the day has begun.