Friday, July 23, 2010

Contest results (and a quote)

It has been months since I've been here, and I've pondered the entries for changing the name of this blog, and have decided (or been convinced by the angels) that Support your local sacred musician is going to be always and forever Support your local sacred musician. It's grown on me, and I've generated a few ideas since the last post - spring can do that to a girl. I've also been home for the longest stretch of time since last fall, about which more later.

Thanks to all of you who entered, but I just couldn't do it (an angel wrestled me to the ground when I tried). I  threatened not blogging ever again, and they laughed, and said "Maybe we'll give you a couple of months to get with the program".

Well, it seems the program has arriven. How many things in this life conspire (origin: L conspīrāre to act in harmony, con- con-  + spīrāre to breathe; see spirantspirit) to support us in our work, and encourage (or push) us along the way?

This morning's batch of prayers brought an Augustine quote:

Let us sing now, not in order to enjoy a life of leisure,
but in order to lighten your labors.
You should sing as wayfarers do -
sing, but continue your journey.
Do not be lazy, but sing to make your journey more enjoyable.
Sing, but keep going.
                                            - St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

PS - I feel better with books around the place. See ya soon.


  1. Thank you for the Augustine quote. Normally I am not a big fan of his; this redeems him for me.
    Look forward to reading future posts and will link them from my blog.

  2. Thanks Penny. Just about the only other Augustine quote I like is "One who sings, prays twice."
    Thanks for the link!