November 10, 2010

Thanksgiving - Day 10

Some time during the Year of Peace and Simplicity I discovered the effect music has in the atmosphere of our home.  I started by playing the "Singers and Standards" channel (Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra) during meal times.  I would play classical when I was reading, much to R & CJ's chagrin. I'm not quite sure how or when it happened, but they discovered that classical music is calming and very conducive to reading/studying.  Now they're just as likely as I to turn on the music. We love how it softly fills the quiet, surrounding us with beauty and carrying away the cares of the world at the same time.

Not that I'm a musical snob. In fact I'm a little schizophrenic when it comes to music, as my list of 10 favorite albums indicates.  In no particular order, they are:

1.  Sinatra's Reprise Collection
2.  Yo-Yo Ma's Appassionato
3.  When Harry Met Sally: Music From The Motion Picture
4.  George Winston's December
5.  Randy Travis' Trail of Memories: Anthology 
6.  John Waller's While I'm Waiting
7.  Big Daddy Weave's Every Time I Breathe
8.  Billie's Best
9.  Patsy Cline - The Definitive Collection
10. James Taylor: Greatest Hits

Today,  I'm thankful for music. 

(Giving thanks at Rebecca's and Leah's; also listing my 10 on the 10th at Meredith's)


jenmom said...

You and my husband could be very good friends! He likes music of every kind as well.
We've also discovered when the kids seem to be getting worked up especially our little two, that playing the classical music has a calming influence on them.
I guess I kinda like what I like and that's it :)
I'm thankful for music with you today!

Carrie said...

Life is not really complete without music in it. We have a spiritual connection to it. (And I don't mean that in a fluffy "woo woo" sense. Lacking vocabulary today. But hopefully you catch my drift!)

Music calms me when I'm feeling restless and focuses my mind on God when I especially need encouragement to do so. There's just something in it.

Loved this post AND your list of music that you like! It's fun to see what appeals to other people. I think you and I would get along just fine. =D

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

We love Yo-Yo Ma and James Taylor and I really need to buy the When Harry Met Sally soundtrack since I love that movie so much! Hmmmm...think I'll put some James Taylor on in a minute when I start dinner!

Jillian, Inc said...

Loving your Thankful posts!

Lisa notes... said...

Music is one of my favorite things, too. You've inspired me to pull out my classical music CDs and start listening to them again.