Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Music in the air


Back to school means playing the piano
and singing in choirs for my youngest
and only daughter. This morning a lovely
tune is floating up the stairs from our
basement and I am blessed. Also that she
said "I have to practice my piano." Music
to a mother's heart ~~"have to."

Yesterday's lecture by George Grant included
the Creator/Creature distinction. It is what
Christianity flows out of and up to. We're not
just made out of stuff like the Ancients believed.
We have a Creator. That belief shapes how we
act and build and brings implications within
living. "Great art takes an idea and translates it
sensually so we can experience it." Think about
walking into a Cathedral ~~ awe, your eyes go
up , vastness. You enter in. Music can make you
sad, give you goose bumps, and even move your
feet! Clear antithesis.

3 comments:

Sara said...

A house full of music is a wonderful thing. My DH is always playing the piano or working on his music (he is a musician, heart and soul). No one thought to teach me music growing up so I can't create it myself, but I certainly do love it.

And speaking of art, I recently purchased Fujimura's "Refractions" and am looking forward to delving into it soon. Wouldn't have known of him except through your blog.

Bonnie said...

I "drank" up his writings, thoughts and how he sees. Just introduced the 500 Year Question to my students!
Let me know what you think.

Bonnie

Bonnie said...

I "drank" up his writings, thoughts and how he sees. Just introduced the 500 Year Question to my students!
Let me know what you think.

Bonnie