Okay, I know that Tuesday's post was more than a little on the depressing side. But that's what I was reading and thinking about at the time.
I know, . . . not everything that's read and thought about should be posted. But I decided to pass along those words from Fatherless America for the same reason that Blankenhorn wrote them in the first place: the idea of happy and successful shared parenting between two divorced people is more a fantasy of adults than it is a reality for children. We ought to say so. And with that, I'm done with the subject for a while.
Like a lot of other people, I'd have to say that music is a big part of who I am and what I love. Can you imagine life without it? I got to thinking the other day about recordings and songs that never fail to have their impact on me. Instead of growing old and dull, they just get better and deeper and more fun as we age together. Got some responses for the following categories? I'd love to hear them . . . .
Something that always makes me laugh: The "jungle interlude" of "Funk #49" by the James Gang. It's good to be a guy.
Something that always makes me cry: M. Janus, J. Schop, J. S. Bach, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (that is, words AND music).
Sometimes I cry when I hear Gladys Knight sing, "Midnight Train to Georgia." . . . "Ooh, ya'll." When I don't cry, it's because I'm wondering about the word "pip."
Favorite Hymn: If I had to pick just one, it would be J. Zundel, Charles Wesley, "Love Divine."
Something that seems like it might have been cliche by now, but isn't: Harry Chapin, "Cat's in the Cradle"
Since that's all I'm doing on this one so far, feel free to add categories as well as your nominations.
Speaking of music, the more I listen to The Beatles, the more I'm impressed at how brilliant they were. I rarely miss the syndicated radio show, "Beatle Brunch," which in my neck of the woods airs on Sunday mornings, which makes it sort of the last step in my sermon preparation.
One more category, then.
Favorite Beatle song: Today, "Penny Lane."