If, as St. Augustine wrote, to sing is to pray twice, communal singing is so much easier with the help of good music. Here are some quotes to think about today:
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. – Victor Hugo
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.
You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is. – William P. Merrill
Music is very spiritual.
It has the power to bring people together. – Edgar Winter
For your listening pleasure a short piece by this classical composer: I Am Lost in the World
For those who like jazz, big band, and tunes from the American Songbook, here is Doc Severinson playing Stardust.
[Today is also Ringo Starr’s birthday, but ……]