Honoring Becoming a Writer: BBQ (Big Beautiful Blog Quotations) 4

After morning rainfallBeautiful Blog Quotation—BBQ was started by Kozo at Everyday Gurus. It is a way to honor other bloggers who inspire us with their writing and to quote something they said that touched our hearts and/ or inspired us.

EJ at Becoming a Writer wrote a post for Bloggers for Peace in November that definitely struck a chord for me.

EJ notes:

Nevertheless, hating my emotions is about as useful as hating my freckles, or hating my ear lobes.

I am learning to channel those fearful, doubting thoughts – and to value them. Without them, in a strange way, I’d never have written anything. Emotions are what make writers write, or painters paint, or singers sing.

I certainly would not have written my first novel without being pushed by my emotions. So ______ and ______, I forgive you and continue to pray for true healing for all involved. Mahalo for making my longtime dream of writing a novel come true, and mahalo for helping M. to finish songs she began writing long ago.

Kozo’s Monthy Peace Challenge: One Good Thing About Music… 5

The Universal Language of Healing

I’m a firm believer in music’s healing powers and I’m grateful that there are so many wonderful songs about peace.

The Peace Challenge this month is invoke the power of music. We are to:

  • Post a song or video of a song that has brought peace to your world. Feel free to explain how this music has created peace.
  • Tell a story about how music “tamed the savage beast.”
  • Write a song for peace. You don’t have to write the music, just the lyrics.
  • Sing a song for peace and write a post about what you felt.
  • Make a top 10 list of songs/artists that bring peace to our world.
  • Interview a songwriter about what inspired them to create music that you find peaceful.
  • Post anything about the intersection of music and peace.

Since I’m no singer and I’m certainly not a song writer, I put together a playlist on You-Tube of my top ten songs about peace. Rather than show the videos on my blog, I ask that you click on the link to see them as I do not want to infringe on anyone’s copyright.