Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Music

The movie “August Rush” serves as inspiration for today’s “Weekend Wisdom” about music.  Thank you to my friend Jeff Nischwitz for mentioning this movie in a LinkedIn update.

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.

Martin Luther 

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

Ludwig van Beethoven 

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Berthold Auerbach 



A Few Of My Favorite Things

I was going to call this post, “A Few Of My Favorite People, Places And Things” but the title was too long.

Since it’s Friday and everyone is winding down from the week.  I figured instead of something deep and insightful, I would do something a little on the lighter side.

Here are just a few of my favorite things:

  • Cartoon: “Calvin and Hobbes” Calvin gives new meaning to “creative thinking.”  The eggplant casserole is one of my favorites.
  • Italian Dish:  Eggplant Parmesan– I usually order this when at an Italian restaurant as it is something I will not make for myself.
  • Movie:  “Gone With The Wind” – I still do not understand why Scarlett does not realize Rhett is the right man for her.
  • Musical Made Into A Movie:  “Sound of Music.” – Salzburg and Vienna, Austria are my next honeymoon destinations.   I know, some of you are wondering why I did not choose “Phantom of the Opera” since Joe and I saw it in Toronto, Ontario Canada.  The reason  – Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman did not play the lead roles.   (FYI – Joe and I used “Music of the Night” as our bridal dance since we wanted something other than a pop song.)
  • Tree: Chestnut  – I spent a lot of time climbing and swinging like a monkey from the one we had in our backyard.
  • Instruments: Flute – I use to play this in high school band. I tried playing it again but while I remember the fingering, my lips have lost it.  Piano – There is nothing like a good piano solo.  I took lessons as a kid and perhaps I will again.
  • First Love: Bobby Sherman (Boy did I just date myself!)
  • President: Abraham Lincoln.  I sure wish we could resurrect him.
  • Pop: Pepsi – It’s sweeter than Coke.
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven – I would love to be able to write music like he did.
  • Classical Piece of Music: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony – Brilliant, just brilliant. This version conducted by Zubin Mehta during a concert for the Japanese earthquake victims is a masterpiece.    Beethoven had to be filled with such joy watching this performance from heaven.


Have a joy filled weekend!