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Monday, 11 June 2012

Monday Musings

Getting back to blogging, after a brief sojourn.
Catching up on missed posts.
Thinking about the universality of music; that the sharing of music draws people together. Each player, each instrument, adds to the creation and when it is 'ad lib', jamming, whatever, listening to rhythm, beat and the spirit of the music as every instrument joins in sound, binds both players, instruments and those listening for precious minutes. And, as it ends, the echoes linger in mind and soul.












Considering books read; 'Bring Up the Bodies' by Hilary Mantel - a fitting sequences to 'Wolf Hall; not an easy read, but gripping and exciting.
'Dark Days at Drumshree' by Cora Harrison  - a delightful story, also historically based. I do have an affinity for Irish Children's Literature, which seldom travels the Irish Sea - more's the pity.
Cors Harrison has written many such books and she was recommended to me by one of the girls from the school which I visited, to talk about writing and illustrating and to encourage them on their creative way (not that they needed much encouragement as they are producing varied writing and illustrations of their own choosing). I loved every minute.







So, my absence from blogging was a journey to Ireland, carrying with me both my writing and my bodhrán ..... plus books to read ..... BLISS!

12 comments:

Fashion art and other fancies said...

A warm welcome back to blogland;-)
Must have a peek at the above mentioned books online. I adore music - uniting culture through music;-)

aguja said...

Thanks, Fashion, for your welcome back and your comment!

Melissa Sarno said...

Welcome back, Aguja. YES, to music. To sharing it. And the way it stays afterward. I'm intrigued by Irish Children's Literature now...

linda adelaide said...

welcome back, dear Aguja ! hope you had a lovely stay... and you are rested and well...it sounds and looks idyllic. xx

Spangle said...

Welcome back Aguja! Judging by your photos, it looks like music has opened up so many exciting doors for you.

Agus said...

tienes ganado el cielo! por divulgar la cultura!!
thank you!!
chao Aguja

Style, She Wrote said...

Welcome back! Looks like you've been having an amazing few weeks. So much fun! xo style, she wrote

Melissa Sarno said...

I am responding to your comment on my blog (I need your email, my friend) I have returned from Spain. I was in the North of Spain or else I would have found you both and said a warm hello.

Dancing Branflake said...

Need more photos from Ireland, please! Missed you!

Dulce said...

I am sure I've been in that pub!!!
I love Ireland, its people, its music... and writers

and I am glad you visited there

Hugs

Olga said...

I think it's a real dream-come-true: music, reading, and travel :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Lucky you; hope your trip was perfect -- photos please.