Friday Night Culture – Strings!

flying with a cello

I think my favorite instrument of all is the cello, yes even more than the guitar! I love the deep, rich sound of the cello. At our house we listen to a variety of music, including classical.

I’ve picked three amazing videos for us tonight, each different and yet so beautiful. I love the natural beauty and cinematography of each one.

I Will Wait, by 2 Cellos. The scenery here is amazing, and the waterfalls are exceptional. If you’ve never heard these two guys before you, are in for a real musical treat. I also enjoy how they mix classical music, with contemporary. Check out their videos on youtube.

Into the Woods Medley, by Lindsey Stirling. Her music is always good, and here she plays a medley from the movie. Once again the nature photography is wonderfully beautiful, and there is an element of fantasy and fairy tales, woven in.

This Is Your Fight Song, by the Piano Guys. Stunning photography, along with inspiring music make this video a favorite of mine. There is such beauty, strength, and encouragement here! Ever been to Scotland? Let’s take a ride. Here we have the cello accompanied by the piano, and escorted by Highland drums and bagpipes!

Let us keep marching, because we are not finished yet, and we all have a lot more beauty to share!

    

Enjoy! Have a great weekend!

       

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Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

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Poetry

Mountains and Rivers 131

Prophets and kings may come and go

but poetry is a testimony of the living

the breathing of the soul,

the language of love,

of eternity

the wild horses

of the heart

set free.

       

      

P.S. I’m in a writing and sharing mood, so you will see a few more posts from over the next few days!

      Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Growing New Wings

Oceans 2029

When the insanity of the nations attempts to strangle us

 it’s not a matter of holding on, it’s a matter of growing

new wings, so that we can fly higher than the war

not to escape, but to bring freedom, and to encourage

one another. The weary need art or a voice

to lift them up. We will never be beaten

if we can grow new wings.

 

         

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Sun in the Garden

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I will lament the loss of snow, the two of us, wrapped in warm blankets, on the sofa sipping hot tea, reading to each other. Peace falling.

But I always look forward to the sun in the garden, with you dressed in your old clothes, digging in the dirt. A spade in your hand, and the warmth on your cheeks. No one ever looked more beautiful in a sun hat. A woman of the earth.

So what should we plant this year?

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Spring Dreams

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It was early spring when she let down her hair, and slipped out the back door. She really couldn’t wait to get outside. She did need a jacket, but giggled to herself when she had an idea. She couldn’t help it, but she took off her shoes and socks (just for a minute) and felt the cool, wet grass slide between her toes. And she saw clover!

He wondered where she’d gone, and when he looked out of their bedroom window, he saw her. She was in her bare feet – again! He opened the window, and yelled, “What are you doing??” She gave him a huge smile, and a wink, and said, “Why don’t you come down here to find out?” He was out the door in a flash, without any shoes and socks. He took her hand, and they both laughed.

They breathed it all in. She closed her eyes, and he knew instantly what she was dreaming about. He asked, “Are you dreaming about running through the fields again?” It took her a minute, but she softly said, “H’mm…….yes……you and I running through the fields……at the lavender farm…..”

 

Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

The Tribulation Tree

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Twilight hangs over us, and is getting deeper

sinking into politics, where prejudice rules

and giving us a sense of darkness winning,

but it doesn’t. We have more than the moon

at night. We know the end is only

the beginning, and the light gets brighter

because there is always

a dawn.

At least we hope so.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Heroes

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Not everyone can be a hero, but we must

do our best in the war, daily battles.

Never offer a tightrope to the weary,

instead the hope a flashing sword,

of an army marching, freedom

with fear banished.

Then we can all slay

the dragons

as we rest.

    

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”