A rambling train of thoughts about the universe and our micro solar system consisting of our dear Sun and other planets in a magnetic dance while we hurtle through space on the face of a rock and stare at flat screens where we attempt to connect while we detach.
Psalm Challenge 136 i joined robert's psalm challenge, first as an observer, then jumping in one day with my own entry, then afterwards as my own journey. each week, as sunday commences, European time, the unwritten rule, interpret the song of the week, do some bible study, read each psalm, one at a time, then the history of the songs, the translations, the viewpoints. Some themes run through the Psalm songs: hope and faith, redemption, love, music, prayer, God. Like strands, glowing strands of pearls, giving us hope for what is to come when we suffer a loss or a great injustice. i enjoy this public domain translation from 1899.
This translation omits the refrain in many of the versions:
His Loving Kindness is Everlasting
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
136 Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept:
when we remembered Sion:
2 On the willows in the midst thereof we hung up our
3 For there they that led us into captivity required of us
the words of songs. And they that carried us away, said: Sing ye to us a hymn of
the songs of Sion.
4 How shall we sing the song of the Lord in a strange
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand be
6 Let my tongue cleave to my jaws, if I do not remember
thee: If I make not Jerusalem the beginning of my joy.
7 Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom, in the day of
Jerusalem: Who say: Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
8 O daughter of Babylon, miserable: blessed shall he be who
shall repay thee thy payment which thou hast paid us.
9 Blessed be he that shall take and dash thy little ones
against the rock.
This Beth Hart link won
when I pondered what to post on one of the three shortest daylight days...
Well in the Northern hemisphere that is.
This tune had just what I needed,
Hope, Light and Beth Hart's Beautiful voice...
Stellar link to a night I cannot forget.
As I searched for Levon Helm & Sean Costello,
this came up as my favorite version...
on this cold vermont day, thinking of all my friends in heaven,
I wanted Lisa to find Sean and Levon, because I know she can trust them...
We were in Levon's Living Room,
This video from The Living Room in NYC...
My hip friend Lisa taught me plenty about how to live to the fullest, to make the best of what God gave you, to help those less fortunate than yourself and
to always stay open to new music.
As much as I wanted to post some tragically hip for Lisa, I just could not do it.
Instead am putting up a photo of a cat we shared, Meridian, named after a tragically hip song,
today I learned was a euology. Fair journey, sweet Lisa. Thanks for sending me Meridian
just as I needed her comfort,
you always had a knack for that.
reprinted letter from Jennifer, dutiful servant to the rigorous fight against fracking pipelines.
Agency of Natural Resources is holding a public hearing on the wetlands permit
application for the Addison Natural Gas Project on Wed. Dec. 18, 2013 at 6 pm
School in Hinesburg, room 160. This is a hearing to
receive public input on the impact of the pipeline on wetlands (and also natural
areas, and rare, threatened or endangered species of plants or animals). Of
particular interest to ANR is any information that local residents, especially
landowners along the route, can provide on this topic that may have been missed
by either Vermont Gas’s natural resource assessments, or by ANR’s review. In the
first petition filing last December, VGS managed to miss the entire salamander
crossing project, so who knows what else they might be
has already signed a Memorandum of Understanding with VGS. If you are wondering
if this sequence is out of order, that is, having the hearing after signing the
MOU, well, you’re not the only one. The MOU can be seen here, and can also be
the subject for public comments: