The Power of Music

“Where words leave off, music begins.”  ― Heinrich Heine “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”  ― J.K. Rowling “Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.”  ― Edward Bulwer Lytton “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nightsRead more

#WATWB: Musical Art

By the time that this post is read, the pianos will be gone from New York City until next June. However, in keeping with the theme of We are the World Blogfest, which is to spread light over the dark of the world, this initiative was too good not to share. From http://www.metro.us: There are many signs that summer’s practically upon New York City, but one of the most colorful — and creative — is the annual roll out ofRead more

Creative Inspiration

I bought a new book on Saturday. My good sense told me that I already have enough books that are either half read or never read and I shouldn’t waste my money. But then that horned guy made me do it. He stuck his pitchfork in me until I reached in my wallet and handed over the loot. That’s my excuse. Good sense rolled her eyeballs and laughed. But I digress. I bought a new book on Saturday. It’s aRead more

The Almost Perfect Leader

Tuesday will come with many mixed emotions. My boss, Rose, is retiring after 33 years as a public employee. I’ve worked with her for 16 of those years, through many changes in our work and personal lives. I’m happy for her, but sad for myself…for the loss of someone who inspired me in so many ways. She is the Almost Perfect Leader. “Be a leader with a ladder, not a boss with an order.”  ― Debasish Mridha My boss is theRead more

Adore, Treasure, Cherish

Verb; past tense: Cherished Protect and care for (someone) lovingly; “He cared for me beyond measure and cherished me in his heart.” Synonyms: Adore, hold dear, love, dote on, be devoteed to, revere, esteem, admire Hold something dear; “I cherish the letters she wrote.” Synonyms: Treasure, prize, value highly, hold dear Keep a hope or ambition in one’s mind; “They cherished dreams of glory.” Synonyms: Harbor, possess, hold on to, cling to, keep in one’s mind, foster, nurture. Hello CherishedRead more

Inspiration in Age

This week’s photo challenge asks for inspiration. I need not look further than my mother. Her birthday is this Thursday, August 6th. On that day, she will turn 96. Ninety-six years of inspiration. Mom inspires me to keep going. To drink an adult refreshment whenever I’m in the mood. To be feisty and vocal when someone serves crappy food. To go dancing. To stop and notice the colors of the rainbow and the green of the trees. To always be kindRead more