Friday, February 22, 2008

Heavenly Friday Five


This is my play on the RGBP Heavenly Friday Five
What is your idea of a heavenly (i.e. wonderful and perfect):
1. Family get-together
I think a heavenly family get together is a giant hike and picnic lunch, just being together and enjoying creation. In my greater family, it's simply being gathered together in my sister's living room, parents, sisters, spouses, children, dogs, cats, a music concert on t.v., and a million conversations going and laughing.
2. Song or musical piece
Anything by Patty Griffith, anything on hammered dulcimers, anything by Allison Krauss, and Barber's Adagio for strings.
3. Gift
Shoes. Books.
4. You choose whatever you like-food, pair of shoes, vacation, house, or something else. Just tell us what it is and what a heavenly version of it would be.
Shoes. Books. Any version of aforementioned is heavenly. Of course, right now at this point in a New England Winter, a week on a private beach somewhere warm and sunny and tropical sounds divine.
5. And for a serious moment, or what would you like your entrance into the next life to be like?
What, from your vantage point now, would make Heaven "heavenly?"
hmmm. Heaven heavenly? I don't know. Perhaps that those who suffer so much here from violence, pain, war, injustice, hunger--especially children and mothers and elders--would experience the sweetness of belonging and mercy and love and justice.

6 comments:

j said...

Oh my gosh--you're my musical soulmate! I named Adagio for Strings, too! And I loved your vision of heaven. I'll be back to read more of your blog. It's delightful!

Diane said...

hammered dulcimer.
and justice.
sigh.

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

The private beach sounds wonderful..and I am sure it comes complete with books also. *smile*

revhipchick said...

beautiful play.

the beach does sound heavenly!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

allison kraus... oh yes! an end to suffering... why is it we always think of the 'big' suffering... but there's plenty of 'small' suffering too... unhappy marriages, children being bullied at school, people not following their dreams...

someday. someday. no more.

Sally said...

I love the beach too, great play .