“Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Good Sunday morning, my friends. It is always so good to see you and I do hope you will enjoy your visit this morning.
We have seen some heartbreaking times these past few weeks, haven’t we? From Hurrican Dorian, which brought such horrific devastation to the Bahamas, as well as significant flooding and damage all along the east coast. Then there were the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio and the awful boat fire in California. All, so very sad. But as this blog is about beauty, goodness, and inspiration, I felt the opening quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (1749~1832) might serve as a nice way to begin our day.
“One exquisite picture…” The Seine at Giverny, by Claude Monet
“One good poem”
“In The Days Of The Golden-Rod” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
“Across the meadow in brooding shadow
I walk to drink of the autumn’s wine
The charm of story, the artist’s glory,
To-day on these silvering hills is mine;
On height, in hollow, where’er I follow,
By mellow hillside and searing sod,
Its plumes uplifting, in light winds drifting,
I see the glimmer of golden-rod.
In this latest comer the vanished summer
Has left its sunshine the world to cheer,
And bids us remember in late September
What beauty mates with the passing year.
The days that are fleetest are still the sweetest,
And life is near to the heart of God,
And the peace of heaven to earth is given
In this wonderful time of the golden-rod.”
And… “hear a little song.” ~ visit here
Louis Daniel Armstrong (1901~1971), see notes at the end of this post.
And now I will attempt to “say a few sensible words.”
As you will note, I did not post an image in sequence with the words of Goethe. This was done intentionally, as I wanted to leave you with something beautiful to carry in your heart. The music and lyrics of “What A Wonderful World.” Because, in spite of all the many terrible tragedies, I still believe it is a “Wonderful World,” and I pray you do, too.
Wishing you and yours a beautiful day and week ahead.
Until we meet again, may the angels walk with you and watch over you.