106: Sarah McLachlan

(Spots of color on a wintry day.  Taken at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.)

M and I went to the E. J. Thomas Hall over in Akron last night to see Sarah McLachlan and Friends in concert.  It was a fun, lively, and lovely concert.  Sarah McLachlan has an amazingly beautiful voice, as do Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland (the Friends).  I thoroughly enjoyed the show.

I jokingly asked M if this was his way of making up for the testosterone-filled Experience Hendrix we attended last March.  It wasn’t quite Lilith Fair (or an Indigo Girls concert, for that matter), but there seemed to be more female than male energy.

I resolve…

To sing and/or dance at least once daily.

(Dancing in the snow.)

Being at the concert last night reminded me that I don’t sing and dance often enough.  In fact, I haven’t been listening to music as much as I should or would like.  I used to at least go to Blip.fm and make up my own playlists while writing up blog posts or post-processing photos.  I don’t know when I stopped doing that.  Or stopped dancing and singing.  It’s time to do both on a daily basis once again.

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

We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive … and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.  ~ D. H. Lawrence

A Dusting

The snow is slowly returning to the Bogs.  We woke up to find a light dusting of the white stuff covering the part of the world we can see from our home.  It’s been flurrying all day with more expected overnight, tomorrow, and Saturday.

(Today’s view of the pond.)

M went ice skating on the pond for the first time this season late yesterday afternoon.  I always get a little nervous the first time he’s out there as I don’t trust the ice.  But my worries were, as usual, a waste of energy.   He smoothly weaved his way around the pond for about 20 minutes without the ice breaking.  I did not have to rush out and rescue him from cold water and hypothermia.  In other words, the ice was just fine, and I should trust that M knows what he’s doing.  Most of the time.  😉

(Capturing snowflakes.)

While out on my walk around the pond today I began to consider how many snowflakes it takes to cover the ground around here with just an inch of snow.  It boggles my mind, to be honest.  It’s a little like looking up at the stars at night and seeing the Milky Way and being reminded of how small we really are.

Well, on that thought, I’ll leave you with your 30 seconds of Breezy Acres Zen, captured by the creek.