Friday, November 25, 2011

music and Advent: preparation

This is a season when rush and hurry and many things which have to be done may quickly come to seem as demands. They do not have to seem that way, however. The work of winter and of Advent is also drawing in, and that work includes contemplation and rest as well as celebration and gathering together. Sometimes, even, celebration as contemplation and contemplation as celebration. That has always seemed to me a good way to think during Advent. Music is both direct and indirect path into such thoughts. snowfall in banff alberta copyright kerry dexter
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Music to go along with these ideas
Music Road: Song of Solstice: music for changing seasons
Music Road: Another Fine Winter's Night: Matt & Shannon Heaton
Music Road: trilogy: 2000 Years of Christmas

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2 Comments:

Anonymous sarah henry said...

I always want to take a nap after reading your posts, Kerry, and I mean this in the best possible way.

I frequently find their brevity and message both calming and soothing.

6:22 PM  
Blogger kerry dexter said...

Sarah,
I do intend it to be a place of peace. if that leads you to take nap, well-- I am reminded of a friend who is a songwriter. she finds that when something she's writing is just not working, sometimes the best thing to do is take a nap, and then the ideas sort themselves out.

5:10 PM  

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