Well today the 'Stages Rally' has our road closed to traffic. The Hub and Sos left early to get out for her friend's funeral, and won't be able to get home until pretty late. B came down earlier, filled a bowl with cornflakes, grunted and disappeared again. Ben and Bertie are hoping to be let run off and chase cars as the racket is bothering them. I'm listening to all my Shostakovich recordings and faffing about.
The Hub was called into work at 7.11 am for a repair job and came back with a story about a Wyeth competition concerning music to celebrate the Workplace. I don't think this is what they had in mind, but once I started I couldn't stop:
Inspirational music for the Work-place:
Top of the list has to be-
Abba’s ‘I work all night, I work all day to pay the bills I have to pay…’
Then, in no particular order-
‘Entrance of the Gladiators’ by Khachaturian for girding your loins to get out of the car/ bus/ train and face work in the morning
‘Tea for Two’ from Breakfast at Tiffany’s for your morning break, followed by
‘The Golliwog’s Cakewalk’ by Debussy for a little indulgence
‘Pastoral Symphony’ by Beethoven for where you’d rather be (or where your products end up if you work for an animal vaccine facility)
‘Nessun Dorma’ by Puccini for when you’re bored out of your mind with the tedium-or
‘The Hours’ by Einaudi ditto
‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ by Ennio Morriconi as you look around at your work mates
‘I Walk the Line’ by Johnny Cash for those yes-men or Company stalwarts amongst you
‘O Fortuna’ by Orff when sticking your neck out or other risk- taking incidents
‘Mars’ from the’ Planets Suite’ by Holst for when you are on the warpath
‘Send in the Clowns’ by Sondheim for when you are sent for by the Boss
‘Pomp and Circumstance March’ by Elgar for when the Big Bananas do their tour of inspection
‘Moonlight Sonata’ by Beethoven whilst you are doing overtime
Handel’s’ Hallelujah Chorus’ as the weekend finally approaches
‘Bat out of Hell’ by Meatloaf at the end of work on Friday
I could go on, but won’t!
I emailed it to my sibs for a laugh.
Today's Epistle is Ephesians Ch 1 v3-14. When Paul writes about how we were chosen by God and all His plans for us, I know many people revel in that knowledge and promise, but readings on this subject 'jellify' me. How could GOD have ever chosen ME on PURPOSE? I want to hide somewhere from Him, as if that were possible, I certainly don't leap up and shout 'Oh goodie!' As you can tell, I have a hard time being 'visible' in real life. Today's Psalm was easier to accept- Psalm 24:
'The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.'
On opening my eyes every day I can thank God that the earth is His, no problem at all! And I do my best to care for the part of it in my reach because that's His will too.
Now I think I'll go and quilt some more of the little quilt while some more ideas for 'teenies' bubble round my mind, and I'd better check last week's list and sort out this weeks. And if I get bored I'll be back presently...