After several busy weeks I’m sensing the need to pause and refresh the springs of inspiration a bit. Lest any of you fear that I’ve wandered off into some black hole in cyberspace, I’m only reading, journaling, trying to spend more time in the Word, discovering a new poet (which I’ll tell you all about) and tinkering at my piano. Letting God restore my soul with what T.S. Eliot so appealingly terms the ‘intellectual pleasures of the senses’…

Lord, shall we not bring these gifts to Your service?
Shall we not bring to Your service all our powers
For life, for dignity, grace and order?
And intellectual pleasures of the senses?
The Lord Who created must wish us to create
And employ our creation again in His service
Which is already His service in creating.
For man is joined spirit and body,
And therefore must serve as spirit and body.
Visible and invisible, two worlds meet in man;
Visible and invisible must meet in His temple;
You must not deny the body.

from Choruses from ‘The Rock’

"We ought to hear at least one little song every day, read a good poem, see a first-rate painting, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words."  ~Goethe