Sunday Respite – ‘Finding Beauty’


For today’s Sunday respite -A journey to another magical spot on our beautiful planet, accompanied by the passionate, uplifting and meditative music by Paul Lawler and Mark Holland, “Finding Beauty” out of the album “Planting the Seed”. Wishing everyone a wonderful day with much peace. I suggest watching it in full screen.



Sunday Respite – ‘Ready for the times to get better’


Doc Watson and “Ready for the times to get better.”  My choice for a Sunday Respite. A bit different than my usual mellow picks, but with all that went down this week it seemed appropriate. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday..

Sunday Respite – “Waiting in Silence”


Wishing everyone a great day. One of my favorite pieces for Advent. I appreciate is pensive tone.

1. Waiting in silence, waiting in hope;
we are your people, we long for you, Lord.
God ever with us, Emmanuel,
Come, Lord Jesus, Maranatha!

2. Waiting in silence, waiting in hope;
we are your people, we trust in your love.
O Sun of Justice, true Prince of Peace,
Come with your justice, Lord, Maranatha!

3. Waiting in silence, waiting in hope;
we are your people, Lord, we seek your truth.
Wisdom Incarnate, teach us your way;
Show us the path of life, Maranatha!

4. Waiting in silence, waiting in hope;
we are your people, we long for new life.
O Key of David, open our hearts.
Give us new vision, Lord, Maranatha!

5. Waiting in silence, waiting in hope;
we are your people, our hearts thirst for you.
Flower of Jesse, bloom in our midst.
Make us your garden, Lord, Maranatha!

There are several interpretations of “Maranatha.” One being: “Maranatha!” became the common greeting of the oppressed believers, replacing the Jewish greeting shalom (“peace”).

Sunday Respite – ‘Oh Come Oh Come Emanuel’


Sugarland does an unusual rendition of this classic. Here is my choice for the Sunday Respite, the First Day of Advent. A time for reflection. Have a wonderful day.

Sunday Respite – Antelope Canyon


For Today’s Sunday Respite I chose a soundscape showing us one of Nature’s wonderful gifts. I suggest watching this in full screen.

Antelope Canyon is the most photographed slot canyon in the world. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona, and managed by Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park. In the video: Lower Antelope Canyon and Upper Antelope Canyon.

Music: Mystic Crock – Nomad – 05 – Introverted

Sunday Respite – Homeward Bound to the ‘Shenandoah’



On a personal note, I bid Florida an adieu. I can’t say exactly a fond one, but alas the chapter ends. I begin a new one. New beginnings in a Masonic retirement community. Now closer to the old Bunker and family and friends. I missed the seasons, the colors, cool mountain breezes and the lovely stream that meandered through the homestead. Tomorrow I will arrive at my destination with excitement and some trepidation. An acknowledgement that time has taken a toll on mind and body and well, enough said. In a more glum moment I was going to choose “Hotel California” but this seems a better fit.

I had chosen this piece once before, and seems so fitting now.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir for our Sunday Respite.

“Shenandoah” from the album “Homeward Bound”

Sunday Respite – Autumn Leaves

Giovanni Marradi – Autumn Leaves is my selection for my Sunday Respite. This is the well-known Autumn Leaves that we are familiar with, though I was not familiar with the introduction. I suggest watching it in full screen. Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

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