Newness for a New Year

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The songs that take you away ...

As I left Temple Square this evening, I was greeted by a homeless man on the corner. He was just setting up a lunchbox for donations and he promptly sat and started playing on his harmonica. He was playing "How Great Thou Art" as I passed him. It was beautiful, and a perfect end to a lovely evening. Of course, I turned around and donated to his collection ... he truly lifted my spirit as I passed him.

I kept singing the hymn as I made my way to my car and then home. Isn't it amazing how a song can take you to a million places in an instant?

I was walking the streets in Bulgaria with Sister Eyre, singing and enjoying the evening.

I was sitting on a floating dock at Camp Loll, my feet dipped into the cold, cold water.

Those memories were joined with many others ... they somehow came to me individually and yet collectively...harmoniously creating a very safe place where the past and the present merge.


Daisy Chick said...

I love you! And I love that song. It is so true that songs can take you to those precious moments that are highlights in our life. Thanks for all your help today.

Megan said...

i love being swept away in memories and what a beautiful song to take you there!

Evans Fam said...

That is my favorite hymn:) And it brings back memories of walking the streets of Burgas with you, gazing at the amazing sky, and LOVING the work we got to be a part of:) Miss you!