Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Five: Hopeful Signs

111213My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Song of Solomon 2:10-13

Today's Friday Five from the Songbird at the Revgals asks us to list five signs of hope, on this first day of spring.

1.Little tiny brown birds (my favourite kind) popping up once again in the branches of the hedge outside our dining room window. We have been a little bit lax in keeping the feeder filled through the winter for the chickadees, but it's definitely time to fill 'er up for the new arrivals.

2. The introduction of music for Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter into folders for Church Choir. This means, among other things, "The Lamentations of Jeremiah," Allegri's "Miserere," Mozart's "De Profundis," and the Hallelujah Chorus! AND, new rehearsal processes for Chamber Choir and Orchestral Choir for May concerts!

3. My summer vacation got approved this week... three weeks away in July for a road trip to National Capital City with my husband.

4. Snow melting off the top of the barbecue, which means that soon, RIBS!

5. A great game by Prairie City hockey team last night, badly needed in a very tight playoff race!

5 comments:

altar ego said...

I always regret that Holy Week isn't longer so that we can really enjoy some of the great music it has inspired.

I can already smell the ribs...

Sue said...

hey cool! If you're driving through Our Town, give me a call!!!

Shalom said...

Fun play! I love the anticipation of music-changes too.

Songbird said...

I love your #4!

Chunklets said...

"A great game by Prairie City hockey team last night, badly needed in a very tight playoff race!"

That it was! Especially impressive was the fact that they did it without any input from the first line...