From the Nicole Nordeman song, "...and so it will be as you are recreating me ...", the song feels dated now, popular Christian music has become numbing as the Gregorian Chant seems to me to intentionally be - I'm saying, the "simplicity and repetitiveness of the lyrics and notes" lends the music to encouraging a trance like, mindless, state of flow maybe over the congregation. I'm to trying to get in to that today - I'm observing that music has taken a different track and it might even be difficult to trace the path from there to here.
Here's what N.N. has said about her song, Every Season.
‘Every Season’ was my way of saying ‘I’m not going to let Gods’ sovereignty be ruled by my emotions or circumstances or I’ll be all over the map for the rest of my life,” she explains.
I like that. That's why I posted the vid to the song. I've been walking, usually for around two hours a day, and it gives me an opportunity too reflect on the changes in nature. A recent delightful discovery, or new awareness, is I suddenly realized that I can see the movement of the sun, the azimuth, as the morning dawns over the tree line beyond the river. I loved noticing that (over time) from my quiet coffee spot back in Auburn. It seems an incredible gift to enjoy from the back porch here. Owls are still calling to each other and deer are wading in the water as the sun begins to paint the day. It's windy today and the trees, all leaved out in green, are undulating as though to a song only they can hear. Rain is in the forecast. I can smell it's promise in the air.
This week my walking buddy and I will mark the 36th year of our journey together.
I had just finished college then - boy does time fly (when it's not dragging along)!
I gotta run for now.