Monday, December 11, 2017
I heard this song today called "Better Place" by Rachel Platten. I really liked the song and it's music video. In the video the singer had couples and families listen to her song and videotaped their reactions to it. It was really interesting because the music seemed to emphasize the love that the people in the video felt for each other. I like to think that music can bring people together and possibly help them think of how much they care about each other. Whether that's true or not I don't know but one thing I do know is that my life is better because of all the people in it.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
It was music Sunday at my church today which is always really fun. The church choir that I sing with sang a piece of music called "Christmas Day" by Gustav Holst. It's a very formal piece and we had some professional singers that were hired to sing with us that made us sound even better. The children's choir sang Silent night which they also used sign language while singing that which I thought was really cool. So all in all, it was really fun and I'm glad that it was an inclusive performance that involved sign language since music should be enjoyed by all! Although I don't have a recording of my church's choir singing, below is a clip of what the song "Christmas Day" sounds like.
Happy Sunday everyone!
Saturday, December 9, 2017
My parents came to visit and I love them very much so it's always really nice when they come to visit. One thing I can always count on when they come is they always buying me about a month's worth of food. It doesn't matter that I live next door to a specialty food store, a coffee shop, a gas station that sells snacks, 2 pharmacies that also sell food and that I can walk to another supermarket in about 15 minutes any time I want. There's something about food that's special. I do really appreciate them buying me food. It's yet another way for them to show they love me. It also makes me think of how and why food is such an important part of culture. In the end, for me, it's not about the making or buying of the food or the amount of food, it's the fact that it can be enjoyed and shared and saved. So wherever you are reading this I hope you had at least one nice meal today and someone to share it with.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Tonight I went with my parents to see the Boston Pops Christmas concert which was super fun! There was lots of carol singing and a reading of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol and my family and I really enjoyed it! Music makes people so happy and everyone in the audience at this performance were happy and it was just a nice feeling. If you get the chance to see the Boston Pops Christmas concert series I highly recommend seeing it!
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Today in 2006 NASA revealed photos that showed that there was evidence of water on Mars. This got me thinking that if humans were ever able to live on Mars and I was somehow able to go there, there are some things that I'd take that I just can't go without. Such things include:
- A device with some nice music loaded in it-just because everything is better with music.
- Trail mix-I'd get some magical container that never allows food to melt or go off just so I could enjoy trail mix in space.
- A bunch of good books-I love reading.
- A great telescope, so I can look at all the stars even closer.
- A nice comfortable bed to fall asleep in while looking at the stars.
- Good friends and family (providing they want to come to Mars too.) I love my friends and family too much to be without them.
- A computer with internet connection (This of course is possible on Mars, just because.) just so I can write my blog while on Mars.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
I rather like Disney movies, mainly because things turn out all right in the end and there's usually singing or at least nice music in all of them. One such movie that I like that isn't so well known is a live action version of the Jungle Book from 1994. It has a more romantic take on the Jungle Book story and I rather like the soundtrack for it. There is one piece of music that is played at the beginning of the movie that I really like. It makes me want to go on an adventure, then again, all life is a bit of an adventure. So in that sense, it reminds me of how I want to live life to the fullest! So, here's to seizing the day and all the adventures in it!