Friday, November 04, 2011

music, autumn, and a cup of tea

Late autumn, early winter: as the winter holidays and the turning of the year approach, it is a time of many activities, a time of bustle and a time of quiet, a time of solitude and of being with others. It is also a time of year when it’s good to take those moments, expected and unexpected, to have a bit of solitude, or perhaps a quiet loving conversation with a friend.

A good cup of tea helps, too. A musician I know says that though she has to be involve cup of tea meford copyright kerry dexterd in a lot of social networking on line in her profession, a big pot of tea, a good friend, and plenty of time to talk make up all the social networking she really needs. I think she has a point.

A sunny winter morning in Massachusetts is where this cup of tea found me, as I’d arrived a bit early for one of those good conversations with a friend. Both the time for reflection and the time for conversation were blessings on that winter day. I wish both of these things for you as this holiday season begins, and continues.


Naturally, I think music goes along with this idea, too.

harper  tasche long night bright star Harper Tasche is a musician from Washington State whose reflective recording Long Night Bright Star goes especially well with this time of year. It’s an instrumental recording, mainly harp, with music that gently yet powerfully suggests the season. If you’re in the mood for Christmas music, you’ll want to listen for Tasche’s album called Wintermas Moon, too. Click on the link in the title to hear a bit of it.

you may also wish to see
Music Road: Another Fine Winter's Night: Matt & Shannon Heaton
Music Road: winter music

and

Photo Friday, where travelers offer new insights to the world each Friday

ideas for sustainable living at the Patchwork Living Blogging Bee, from Attainable Sustainable and Frugal Kiwi

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7 Comments:

Anonymous wandering educators said...

i love the photo - it instantly calms me. the music? even better!

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Jane Boursaw said...

It's no surprise that I always feel a little calmer after reading your posts, Kerry. Why yes, there IS time for a cup of tea in my busy day.

2:01 PM  
Blogger MyKidsEatSquid said...

That photo is so calming. Lately I've been putting fresh lemon slices into my apple cider to give it a boost.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Sheryl said...

You're so right. There's nothing quite as special as taking time out to sip a hot beverage and meet with a good friend. Oh, yes, some good music thrown in definitely adds to the occasion.

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Living Large said...

You're right, there's nothing more lovely than sharing a cup of tea with a friend. I love having a friend over for a cup of chai on cold afternoons, to sit at the kitchen table and chat. Often, I do have soft music playing in the background.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Donna Hull said...

Taking time out with a good friend soothes the soul. Thanks for the reminder.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Brette said...

I'm going to buy the Christmas album. This music is so soothing.

4:27 PM  

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