Poems, Prayers and Promises…

One of my favourite T-Shirts says, ‘Music Feeds My Soul’. I find that so true. I don’t know what I’d do without it in my life. One of my all time favourite artists is, yes you guessed right, none other than John Denver. It just so happens that I’m listening to one of his songs titled ‘Poems. Prayers and Promises’ which like all his songs is simply beautiful. I have been a fan of John Denver and his music for a long as I can remember. The lyrics and melodies all come together in such perfect harmony that you can’t help but be soothed by them. Most people might not even have heard of John Denver or even if they have, it’s only ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ and ‘Annie’s Song’. But there is so much more. ‘Dreamland Express’, ‘Perhaps Love’, ‘Seasons of The Heart’ and ‘For You’ are filled with such meaningful lyrics that you are left wondering at the genius of the guy. There are also a host of songs that narrate stories (they don’t write songs like that anymore!) like, ‘Rocky Mountain High’, ‘Wild Montana Skies’, ‘Matthew’ and ‘Leaving on a Jetplane’. Lets nor forget, ‘Cowboy and the Lady’, ‘Chrismas for Cowboys’, ‘Whispering Jesse’ and ‘Sunshine on my Shoulders’, the list goes on. I don’t think I can ever tire of it. I would never have believed that such simple everyday words could be strung together so beautifully. You have to hear it to believe it. The entire list of John Denver’s music is strongly recommended for anyone up for some easy listenin’, and I promise you, you won’t be disappointed. Hope I have inspired you enough! Cheers!

Rain! Rain!

It rained today. It was beautiful. Unexpected rain in the middle of November is quite something. And it wasn’t just a drizzle, it poured like as if the heavens had suddenly decided on a very thorough cleanup drive. Add to that the cool breeze that continuously keeps spraying your face with droplets of water and the steaming mug of tea (or coffee if thats what you prefer) and it’ll definitely make it to the list of your “best days”. I’ve always been spellbound by the sheer power and beauty of rains. I love it best when the sun coming shining out after a spell of rain. The world looks so fresh and clean that you can hardly believe your own eyes. I haven’t had that pleasure today, since it has been raining pretty much non-stop all day, but lets hope and pray and see what the morning brings. Cheers!