Sunday Respite – Beautiful

A lazy summer day. What could be better than some laid back jazz sounds? Add some interesting photography for the mood.

eJazz Artistry – Beautiful

I suggest watching this in full screen.

Wishing everyone a wonderful day with much Peace.

Sunday Respite – Somewhat Forgotten


More saxophone sounds from Claude Ciari. Great photography adds to the summer time feel. I have posted a couple of his performances before and I think this is close to the top of the list.

I suggest watching it in full screen.



Wishing you a wonderful day.


Sunday Respite – Peace Prayer

Wonderful music with beautiful photography offering a Peace Prayer for a Sunday Respite. Music by Greyhawk done in English, Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew. The translation follows the video. Best viewed in full screen.

Featured Vocalists: Ofir Engel (A.K.A. Queen Ofir) – Hebrew & Arabic lyrics (c) 2018 ASCAP Bahman Mojallal – Farsi Darlene Koldenhoven – English Randy Crenshaw – English 

Hebrew Lyrics (English Translation) Magical sight pure from birth, The inner world of humankind. A Prayer for Peace throughout the whole World. From the heart and soul A call for love, friendship and compassion! Throughout the whole World.
The wonder of love!
The next segment of “Peace Prayer (Short Version)” is performed in Farsi and Arabic simultaneously as the English lyrics continue and repeat.
Farsi (English Translation): An end to fear and horror is the dream. I dream. Peace for the entire world is the dream. I dream of peace for this world. The end of fear and horror in this world is the dream.
Let go of all blood and bloodshed. Love for love for this entire dream is the dream in all reaches of this universe, in any corner of this world, let go of blood and bloodshed. I dream of love for the world. I dream. In every reach of this universe, in any corner of the world let go of blood and bloodshed. I dream of love for this world. I dream.
Arabic (English Translation): Peace is a butterfly that lands in people’s hearts. Love is the most beautiful thing in the World! Appreciation for the beauty of the World! Peace to the whole World! Freedom!
Wishing you a wonderful day with much Peace.

Sunday Respite – Summertime

Summer is heating up here in my neck of the woods. Looks like we are on our way to a hot week throughout the country. What could be better than hearing a bit of “Summertime.”  An unusual rendition that I hope you enjoy as much as I do. You may prefer to watch this in full screen.

Giovanni Marradi – Summertime

Wishing you a wonderful day with much Peace.

Sunday Respite – Fathers Day and Midsummer’s Eve


We celebrate Fathers Day as well as the Summer Solstice with Midsummer this week. My selections for a respite are Richard Clayderman – Wind Beneath My Wings and “Litha” Celebration of the Summer Solstice

The days now grow shorter.

This week the wheel keeps turning as we celebrate the Summer Solstice today. This year, (in 2021), the summer solstice occurs at 11:32 pm ET on June 20.  

English author Carole Carlton, writer of the “Mrs. Darley” series: “The festival of the Summer Solstice speaks of love and light, of freedom and generosity of spirit. It is a beautiful time of year where vibrant flowers whisper to us with scented breath, forests and woodlands hang heavy in the summer’s heat and our souls become enchanted with midsummer magic.”

As we endured the darkest and longest night around December 21, we kept the vision of summer’s light and bliss in our hearts, and this too keeps hope alive. We understand the cyclical nature of all that lives and our dependence on the balance of light and darkness, life, and death.
Midsummer is when all life is at its zenith. We honor life, ours and all that live. We bask in the light and enjoy its blessings, ever remembering the returning darkness is necessary for the cycle of life and death to remain in balance.
The seed of death in the midst of the peak of life. Hail to the dark side of the year, the portion of rest. Hail and farewell to the light side which will pass for another year. May we greet her at the Winter Solstice.
You may prefer watch in full screen.



Midsummer, also known as St John’s Day, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the Northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening. The exact dates vary between different cultures. The Christian Church designated June 24 as the feast day of the early Christian martyr St John the Baptist, and the observance of St John’s Day begins the evening before, known as St John’s Eve.



In EstoniaLatviaLithuania and Quebec (Canada), the traditional Midsummer day, June 24, is a public holiday. So it was formerly also in Sweden and Finland, but in these countries it was, in the 1950s, moved to the Friday and Saturday between June 19 and June 26, respectively.[5]

The solstice itself has remained a special moment of the annual cycle of the year since Neolithic times. (For Neolithic and Bronze Age astronomy, see Archaeoastronomy.)  In Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Estonia, Midsummer’s Eve is the greatest festival of the year, comparable only with Walpurgis NightChristmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.

H/T: Full history at Wikipedia


Best wishes for a wonderful day. Especially fathers.

Sunday Respite – About Memories

How about a little chill out music for a Sunday? We had some really hot weather this week here, and it looks like summer is just around the corner. Great time for a trip to the shore. You may prefer watching this in full screen.


Averyanov Sergey – About memories

Wishing you a wonderful day.

Sunday Respite – Whispers Iceland

Summer has arrived in full force here. A hot weekend and quite a change over last weekend. Here is something to cool us off.

Song title: Whispers Iceland, Composer: Zero-project. I suggest watching it in full screen.

Wishing you a wonderful day.

Memorial Day – Bugler’s Holiday


We remember all those who have given so much so that we may have a day with friends and family. It seems fitting to honor the humble “Bugler Boy.”

Here is presented “Bugler’s Holiday” by Leroy Anderson, composed in 1954. This is the original version played by Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops Orchestra’



Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

Sunday Respite – Harlem Nocturne

A cold wet dreary weekend here so far. A bit of the blues for a Sunday Respite.

Earle Hagen’s beautiful composition – ” Harlem Nocturne ” written by Earl Hagen (music) and Dick Rogers (lyrics) in 1939. Saxophone performance – Song-Hoon Ko.

I suggest watching it in full screen.

Wishing you a day with much Peace.

Sunday Respite – Auberge

We have had a couple of “hot summer days” here and this work by Chris Rea comes to mind. Time to get on the road. I am a big fan of his, and thought this music along with the art work by Alan Fearnley would be a good pick for today. Those who enjoy cars will find this especially interesting. This should get our toes tapping and up and moving.

Chris Rea – Auberge. Auberge (a French word meaning “inn”) is an album by Chris Rea, released in 1991. All paintings featured in this video are from Alan Fearnley.

Notes: Chris Rea is synonymous with historic motor sport, as a racer and as a film maker with his movie, “La Passione”. Chris Rea describes his film as “various fantasies of Italy and Ferraris set to music” so it’s a mix of his own real passions: music, cars and Italy.

I suggest watching this in full screen. For politics page down or check out top picks listed on the right side of the page.

Wisihing you a wonderful day with much Peace.

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