Motherhood condensed into less than three minutes, she's nailed it for me.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Have you ever kept a secret? I'm sure at one point or another all of us have. When someone asks us to keep a secret it's a burden they put on us. It's certainly a relief when the secret is lifted and you can talk about it but it can be very hard on the people sharing the secret while its still a secret - especially if it's good news. The difficulty is that some people can keep secrets and some can't - the burden becomes too great that they have to share it. Sometimes people even tell others that they have a secret that they can't divulge - its just attention seeking and the worst kind because they know they'll be constantly asked to reveal the secret and enjoy the anguish on people asking. Secrets between friends can be used to hurt other friends by excluding them, another horrible use of secrets. I don't like secrets, I don't trust people who burden others with their secrets.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
There is so much to be thankful for in life. The gift of music is just one of them, it's an important one for me. Here's a lovely little video of a soprano from the UK singing in a show usually broadcast on a Sunday at tea time. The show is called Songs Of Praise and I don't usually watch it but I turned on the TV and this song just started and I was captivated for a few minutes. I knew Lesley Garrett's name and could probably have guessed who it was. I listen very often to Classic FM radio when I'm in the car these days and she has a show on that. I like her voice and she seems like a nice person when I've seen her on the Children In Need show, I know she has done a lot for charities. I'm always amazed at how operatic singers manage to breath and flow with the song. She does a great job here and looks amazing.