Memorial Day Weekend

If you don’t look at any of the links below, I do hope that you will follow this link here : Memorial Day 2020. Here’s another well done video. The photos that I am including in this post are from my visit to DC in April of 2019. The three most effective memorials in DC (in my personal opinion, although I love them all) are the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, and the World War II Memorial. All three are so beautifully and powerfully done. May we always remember those that have sacrificed their lives so that we may live as we do today. And may it serve as a helpful reminder that how we live now is creating a legacy for those to come.

Have you seen this story? This man is my age, I cannot imagine the shock of learning that you were abducted and sold as a small child and that your biological parents have been searching for 30 years to find you. Such a beautiful story of hope and persistence and joy. And how crazy is it that he looks almost identical to his dad!

Score: A Film Music Documentary. I am not a film buff at all, I 90% judge a movie based on the composer and the film score. “This documentary brings Hollywood’s premier composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most widely known music genre: the film score.” Here are some of my favorite pieces by some of my favorite composers: Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Thomas Newman, Alexander Desplat, Mychael Danna, Danny Elfman, Steve Jablonsky, Howard Shore, and Klaus Badelt (to name a few). Definitely worth a listen!   

After listening to BBC’s Radio 1 for several years, I became a fan of British Grime. I really enjoy Stormzy’s voice as well as his delivery. This acoustic version of his song, Blinded By Your Grace, is one I return to often. It’s beautifully done along with Wretch 32, Aion Clarke and Ed Sheeran.

 Happiest of Fridays and may you remember who/what Memorial Day is truly for.

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