I've set out to start with music rather than themes, but sometimes there are patterns in the things we hear and observe. Sometimes because we're predictable in what we listen to, and sometimes it's because we're more aware of what we need to be aware of.... The more you think about yellow cars, the more you see!
This is another song about what's going on around us, and not being able to avoid it.
We shouldn't try and avoid it all.
This song is a little different though.
Doddie Weir was retiring from Rugby when I started paying an interest in it. He's been more on my radar since he retired and since his MND diagnosis than he was before.
The tune of "Doddie's Dream" apparently was written without him in mind, but thinking about hope in 2020, and that we all needed a little hope. Doddie was someone who was bringing people hope through his charity and so it was later given his name.
I was on my way to a meeting somewhere new. The sat nav suggested I could either turn left or go straight. I went left because that looked like the more fun option. As I happily drove down the road I came across a work-horse pick-up truck doing a three-point turn in the road to avoid going through the ford. I ignored the signs and kept going. It was fun, it was deeper than it could have been, and my car miraculously made it through (even managing to be cleaner!). It was a win-win really, but it could have been expensive... Especially if it had been deeper and faster flowing.
The better option would have been to have carried on straight along the other route, or to have turned around before I got there. A less dangerous option would have been a bridge, or to wait until the ford was lower.
Shared by Marc
An Act of Kindness - Bastille
This wasn't on my radar at all until last year when I was looking for a piece of music to go behind an Easter chalk drawing... A petition to the Hive-Mind of Facebook brought this song to my attention.
(It was the perfect piece, as long as I removed the bridge about feeling guilty...)
Here's the video I edited together:
If you'd rather listen and come to your own conclusions about the eclectic mix of songs I worked through in Lent 2023, here's the Spotify Playlist!