|Lettering and treble clef by Wayne Stratz|
Background by Margaret Almon
Those of you who followed my blog before the A to Z challenge know that I gave up news for Lent, especially while commuting to work. Since Easter, I have turned the news on but not everyday. So with a decision to go with news, I drove home getting the earliest news reports of the explosions in Boston.
For as long as I can remember I have turned to music to soothe my soul. Nothing moves me in the same way.
Recently we went to see Kurt Elling in concert. He told the story of wanting to find words for a tune by Duke Ellington. Then he was inspired by an improvised melody by Von Freeman. Finally he read a poem by Rumi and it all came together.
I offer this up on this long night.
I like the sunrise cause it brings a new day
I like a new day. It brings new hope thet say
I like the sunrise blazing in the new sky
Nightime is weary. Oh, and so am I