Music - inextricably tied to our lives!

Music is playing or being played at most times in our house. If you need some peace and quite, find a shady retreat outside and listen to the birds or weed in the garden!


"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." - Bob Marley

Editor's note: I'd have to say though that if you get too close to Abigail's grand piano during those big chords in Rhapsody in E flat Major by Brahms, you would say Bob was wrong!


"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us."
- Martin Luther


“Some people have lives; some people have music.” 
― John Green, Will Grayson,

Editor's comment: (And I think we have both and are so much the busier for it! Life is certainly an adventure. Now along those lines.... maybe too much of an adventure lately! ...more on that in a later post.)


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.” 
― Plato

Editor's note: Without music, life would certainly be a lot duller (and quieter!) around here!


“Where words leave off, music begins.” 
― Heinrich Heine

Editor's note: Music has so much power to change our emotions! It can be used as a powerful tool - for the good or the bad. When transporting a couple goats recently, we had to be careful what music we listened to on the radio. When the symphony got too intense and scary for them, then would get restless, and worried and then stand up. I guess they couldn't take it lying down. 


“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.” 
― Aaron Copland

I'll leave you with that thought. Have a wonderful evening!

Laura Johnson

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