Tag Archives: hope

When a #Piano Dies, #Music Itself Weeps to Hear

2 Sep

This is so awesome. I know that they’ve gone through a ton of other devastation, but as a devoted piano player — I know how sad that kid and family must feel. Anyone who loves the piano knows how precious your pianos are to you. You treasure those notes and keys — the sound it plays (even if out of tune) becomes the standard by which you judge all other music. It stands with you when your happy, it soothes you in sorrow, it rages in your anger. The piano is like an old friend, always sturdy and waiting for you to just open the lid and pick up again. It plays any song you’re feeling, giving you an outlet for expression and a listener at the same time. I used to have a beautiful old upright piano that I LOVED. I still think it’s notes were the prettiest I have ever heard. It followed me from home to college to graduate school thanks to AMAZING Family who helped us move it despite the weight. But when I came to China, I had to give it to a new person. It was so hard to do. I still cry when I think about it — I REALLY miss having a piano. It’s so kind of Yamaha and the singer to replace this families. I love this guys response to the losses and how he is facing it head on. That’s what piano players do — sit down, play until you have the strength to move on, and then go out and face the world with new determination. Prayers for Texas, Oregon, and Montana!

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Texas family to get new piano with a little help from a Grammy nominee

Wait and Hope

7 Sep

“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.

” Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.”

~ Alexander Dumas

#PrayersforParis

13 Nov

Paris, You Sent Your Love to Us for Years, Now We Send Our Love to You

New Year’s Wish

28 Dec

“May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire 
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For, 
May your arms Never Tire.” 

D. Simone

What Restores Your Faith In Us?

17 Dec

The World Will End on December 21, 2012.

Or so the gossip reads now.  Who knows if it will actually come to pass; it may or it may not.  But with all this talk about end of the world catastrophes and chaos, it has me thinking about daily heroes.

The movies always suggest that the end of the world catastrophes (see “2012,” “The Day After Tomorrow”) will result in great heroic deeds of love and that the innate human “fighting spirit” will rise up.  I would like to think that people will rally around one another, that families will be strong, that we will continue to hold onto that which makes us human–our concept of civilization and what it means to be civilized.  But is this really what would happen?

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