“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. N0 matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are all the same.”
~ John Denver
Okay, I did it again, I neglected my poor blog and especially you my dear reader but I simply couldn’t resist the call of the music…
…well, and I wasn’t home for the past week:
We had a week long workshop at work that took up most of my time during the day and in the evenings – oh, my gosh, I don’t know if I’ve ever had so much fun – in the evenings some of my colleagues and me came together to make some music. We played “Radio” by the Corrs, “Like the way I do” by Melissa Etheridge, “Ain’t no sunshine” by Bill Withers, “Have you ever seen the rain” by CCR and a few others. I’m still extremely flashed and we all agreed that it would be mighty awesome to meet up more often in the future for more jamming sessions. It will be quite difficult to organize it all but I really hope we can make it happen.
Tonight I’m gonna start working on the new James Bond song “Skyfall”. It would be great to play that with everyone together; it’s such a beautiful song. I bought the sheet music for vocals/piano/chords online and now I can’t wait to get my fingers on the piano keys…
… so, to wrap up today’s post and introduce you to that wonderful musical gem sung by the incredible Adele (in case you haven’t yet heard it 😉 ):
This postcard went to Lisa in Winter Haven, Florida.
It travelled for 7 days and crossed a distance of 4764 miles (7667 km) carrying this quote from Goethe:
“Das ist das Angenehme auf Reisen, dass auch das Gewöhnliche durch Neuheit und Überraschung das Ansehen eines Abenteuers gewinnt.”
“This is what’s great about travelling, that even the ordinary becomes adventurous through novelty and astonishment.”
It’s Sunday, so I’ll show you not one, but TWO of my postcrossing cards : )
This is one of my favorites! It’s from Monika in Poland and it had to travel 365 miles (588 km) before I got to find it in my mailbox. On its front you can see a Polish folk-art papercut. I love it – it’s so colorful!
Monika also send me a great proverb:
“Co cie nie zabije, to cie wzmocni.”
“What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.”
“Was dich nicht umbringt macht dich stärker.”
It’s a quote from the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in a slightly varied form. The original quote reads:
“Co mnie nie zabije, to mnie wzmocni.”
“What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.”
“Was mich nicht umbringt macht mich stärker.”
And here is the second card I promised you at the beginning of this post. I received it on the same day as the one from Monika. This card is from Egon in Slovenia. It was my first and has been the only one from Slovenia for me so far. As you can see it’s one of those beautiful village-and-landscape-cards.
How do you like the postcards? Have I already told you how much I love receiving postcards!?!
Well, that’s all for today ; )