Thankful Harmonies

Thankful for all the bloggers and challenges and the community. May 2021 be a year of health and happiness for all of us.

Vocal Instruments in Holiday Harmony

Hallelujah Harmonies

I have a Pentatonix addiction.

Perfect Christmas Harmony

The Sounds of Silence

I can’t think of two more diverse interpretations to the same song. Silence isn’t necessarily silent in the first version. Disturbed’s 2015 version and video interpretation is a bit disturbing. There is a warning here we should not ignore.

The Pentatonix strive for harmony.

The Simon and Garfunkel originally released in 1964 but wasn’t a hit until 1966. When asked to explain the meaning of the song, Art Garfunkel once said it is about “. . .  the inability of people to communicate with each other, not particularly internationally but especially emotionally, so what you see around you are people unable to love each other.” It could have been written this in 2020. It was written by Paul Simon who said he had no idea what it was about. He wrote it in his bathroom when he was 21.

The Perfect Coronavirus Christmas Carol

Weekly Prompts asked us if we were feeling Covid Crazy. Well, yes I am. And this melancholy carol tells it all. Christmas is my favorite holiday and I am not happy to be spending it without family. The message of this song, that the world is changing, is so true. Changing probably never to return.

Do I wear a mask? Yes. I spent the first six months of 2020 with one of my sisters who was immune compromised and undergoing surgery and treatment for cancer. There is absolutely no way I would not wear a mask. With hospitals in this country facing emergency conditions because of overwhelming number of covid patient cases, I think that covid health care rationing decisions should start with the questions: “Did you wear a mask?” “Did you socially distance and avoid large groups?” Did you question the disinformation being spread by the elected officials, church leaders, crazy doctors, and the My Pillow guy?” If the answer to any of the questions is no, the patient should go to the back of the line. Responsible individuals who put the public health needs of the community ahead of their individual wants and beliefs should take priority.

Will I take the vaccine? YES. Of course. I can’t believe taking the vaccine in the US has become a political issue.

Do I think the pandemic is over-hyped? Absolutely not. And I will never forgive those people responsible for all the death and misery that has resulted from their selfish disregard for the health of the American people they are supposed to be serving. That includes all the churches and synagogues that think that bodies in pews is more important than bodies in the body bags that are piling up. Forgiveness is supposed to be a Christian virtue; I guess I am glad I am not a Christian. If you can pray, you can pray anywhere. Find a nice pew in a forest and commune with your god surrounded by what he created. Churches, though, need those bodies in the pews to fill their collection plates. They really don’t give a damn about the individuals. The forests are free.

Will I Zoom my Christmas? Yes, when I can. My siblings are scattered across the country and I will try to be in touch. Their voices will fill me with good cheer.

Sigh. Now one of my favorite Christmas Carols

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