The Healing of Music and Art

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Nothing will bring healing quicker than beautiful music and art.

Let us wash our own scars away, and bring healing to those that are burned.

Who do you know, that could use some poetry?

    

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

music played by Lindsey Stirling, via youtube

And When Her Heart is Full

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And when her heart is full she sings,

an overflowing of divinity

embracing the adventure of faith,

diving into the love

of her Creator-King speaking

in a new language,

mysteries from heaven.

      

And when she turns to me

and sings of our love welding

with the depth of her eyes

those incredible eyes,

I am amazed, truly

amazed

all over again.

      

Here is some music my wife and I enjoy.

I love you sweetheart, and always will!

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

music by Lauren Daigle via youtube

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

When There’s Fire

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When there’s fire in our art, the fragile becomes beautiful

the sensitive becomes powerful, and music

builds us a fortress. Words on wings

become our prayers

seeds really

from another world

to show us the way.

    

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

Friday Night Culture – The Beatles

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As I was looking at some music from the 1960’s, and I got no further than this group – the Beatles. They are the most famous and best selling music group of all time. I love the older Beatles music. It’s more about love than revolution, which came later.

Speaking of love there is something wonderful about the way we looked at love way back then. Most of these lyrics here speak of a love that lasts forever. Naive? No, hopeful and positive, with a sense of commitment.

Here are some of my favorites. I’m keeping this short so you can just enjoy the music.

Have  great weekend! Peace!

    

Writing © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

image from BBC, via google

videos from youtube

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

Friday Night Culture – Violins!

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As you know there is something very special about the sound of the violin. Few instruments can bring out human emotions, or touch us so uniquely. I have heard violins express such deep feelings so beautifully, that it is no wonder they are so popular.

I am not quite back from taking a break, but almost, and I wanted to share this with you.

The first video is from one of my favorite violinists, Lindsey Stirling. Here she plays the song My Immortal. I love the way this song carries emotions. This version shows Lindsey in concert, and I think the lights and the audience add something special.

I had not heard of the Princesses of Violin until recently, but I love how they combine the classical music of Mozart here, with a contemporary sound. I counted six violins in addition to the other instruments, and Mozart’s music is wonderful!

Finally it’s back to Lindsey, with another of my favorites, River Flows in You. I don’t think I have ever heard a more beautiful sound than a violin accompanied by a harp. Just heavenly!

Have a great weekend everyone! I wish you peace!

       

Writing © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

image from mrwallpaper via google

videos from youtube,

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

Friday Night Culture – Strings!

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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!

       

Commentary © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

image from pinterest

videos from youtube

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

Friday Night Culture – Positive Metal

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So the music of hard rock and heavy metal has always packed a powerful punch, literally. It is hard driving, and loud. It used to be, and sometimes still is, raw, angry fighting music. And because of that, there can be a dark, negative side, carrying monsters and death. No thanks, I want life not death. But if you put some positive words, and an attitude of hope in it, now you’re talking my language!

The first selection here is raw, and an anthem for not giving up. No matter what happens in our lives (I think there are limits to this) we can overcome. This song is gritty, hard, and loud. Please be careful with your ears! Watch for the hair throwing! I think this style of hard rock is more from the 1990’s. By the way there are three people in the video besides the band. A man involved in perhaps a tragic car accident, a woman fighting cancer, and a teenager that appears to be fighting an eating disorder. Like I said hard, but a sense of hope.

The second song is more of what is known as sonic metal. Listen to the guitars closely, especially in the beginning, and you will hear a sonic, airplane type noise, which is more electronic than the first video. It is also a proclamation of “Hey can we get some help down here??” It’s something we can all relate to. The weird thing too is that these two videos are from the same band! Their looks, style, and sound has all changed. The group is Fireflight.

The last video shows that hard rock has developed a blending of the arts. The poetry here is amazing, there is also nature, and yes loud guitars. The style here I believe is called, symphonic metal. It is admittedly a little strange, but the message is again positive, bringing a sense of hope to the elderly, to the hardest working among us. I love the very ending. The group is Nightwish.

Have a great weekend!

    

Commentary © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

image from wallpaper-kid via google

videos from youtube

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

Friday Night Culture – Drums

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Ready to have some fun? Well it is Friday night after all! I decided to take a one night break from my normal writing and stretch out a little.

So here are three different short performances of drums. Sheila E. has to be the best percussionist around today. She is amazing.

Keith Moon is from the rock band the Who, and unfortunately is no longer around, may he rest in peace. He is one of the best drummers in history. If you watch any of the old footage of him, he really seems to be soaring on another plane.

Jen Ledger from the band Skillet is one of the best drummers around. Yes I purposely picked two women, because woman seldom get the credit they deserve when it comes to modern music. The video with Jen is very loud so be careful! Each video is uniquely different but I think the one with Sheila E. is the best. I love these!

More writing on the way tomorrow! Have a great weekend!

Writing © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

image from concertshots.com via google

videos from youtube

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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