Monday, January 14, 2008

It's a Brand New Day

This morning I was greeted via e-mail by an old friend far away who I've never met. Strange isn't it, how in this day of blogging and websites and chat rooms we can make friends and receive joy from them daily, talk of achingly familiar subjects, and share photos of family and friends and over time true friendships form? Not strange at all in my personal experience. Conversely, I think it a marvelous way to expand my horizons and experience the world, learn about new cultures, marvel at different insights and enjoy new lands.

I belong to several fan club websites, but one in particular talks to my soul and is where I have cultivated deep friendships. Sting's music is my passion, and as all of us say in the Stingdom, Sting's music has been the soundtrack of my life. Sting himself is an interesting person, and his life has shaped his thoughts and energies into some of the most complex and beautiful music I've ever heard.

Well, one of my Stingdom pals has created a blogspot here and I couldn't be more thrilled! Please visit Inside Island of Souls and say HELLO! (There's a link to the right) Her blog's name is the leading song's title from Sting's incredible CD, "Soul Cages."

Okay, hang in here with my odd early morning epiphany: Where I live on this beautiful lake I can watch the sunrises, but sunsets evade my sight due to the house that juts out to our west. I see the top and northern side occasionally and know when it's glorious, but all I get to see from my window are the sunset's effects on the lake. My neighbors get The Grand Show, but I get to see the ripple effect. At first this annoyed me. However, take a look at the photo above. The sunset was a riot of colors thanks to storm clouds. While neighbors were enjoying the show my house became filled with a vivid, soft (yes, there is such a thing) pinkish golden light that washed everything in an ethereal glow. Watching my own show gave rise to the epiphany - and that is simply that true artists who seem larger than life, like Sting (sunset), creates through their art a unique and beautiful blend of elements that include people with like minds from different cultures -the eastern view. Hm, I'm not getting my entire point across but I'm running out of time being here. It's almost time to drive the daughter to school so please meditate if you so choose, come to your own conclusion and perhaps you can come up with a better way to say what I'm struggling to this morning.

That's awfully deep this early since I haven't yet finished my second cup of coffee. However, I welcome my friend to this blogging world and am overjoyed to be able to communicate with her in yet one more way. Welcome Patti!

2 comments:

turning leaf said...

Debi thanks so much for your warm welcome and for your reflections. Music's ability to cross cultures, boundaries and beliefs - in our case Sting's music, is remarkable.
I'm looking forward to your next reflections my friend, with or without that second cuppa.
Time to enjoy some of that musical sunset you mentioned....
Patti

turning leaf said...

Debi thanks so much for your warm welcome and for your reflections. Music's ability to cross cultures, boundaries and beliefs - in our case Sting's music, is remarkable.
I'm looking forward to your next reflections my friend, with or without that second cuppa.
Time to enjoy some of that musical sunset you mentioned....
Patti

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