Friday Florilegium

After a few weeks hiatus, I’m returning to the blog and look forward to sharing some of my reflections with you over the next series of posts.

Today’s entry for the Florilegium involves no words, but requires a few words of introduction.

Theologian Peter Kreeft writes that each of us are “unique lovers of unique facets of the infinite divine diamond.”

Not only does this invite us to consider what and how and who we love, and how these reflect the beauty and presence of the incarnated God in time and creation;

it also welcomes us, since we may be the only ones to notice, to share it with others.

You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment. (Annie Dillard)

What is beautiful to you?

What astonishes you?

What thrills your heart and makes the day well-lived?

Here is one I’d like to share: A few months ago this medley, Shanandoah/The Pacific Slope, performed by Mairead Nesbitt, appeared on my Pandora Celtic playlist.

I’ve since lost track how many times I’ve listened to it. The passionate and fervent artistry of the tunes and playing captivates me.

And, even more, not only were these songs played, they were danced.

(And before you push play, please pause the blog’s Music for Dreaming…just to the right >>>>)


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