Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"For the Refreshment of the Soul"

As I've said before, "You can take the Lutheran church musician out of the church..."

... but it's always troubled me a little to acknowledge my fear that you can't take the Lutheran church musician completely out of the convert.

One of the first things I thought about as I anticipated the fast last Lent was, "Thank God I'm not fasting from Bach - now THAT would be difficult for me."

In a certain way, it does refresh my soul.

3 comments:

Mimi said...

I've often thought the same thing - but about coffee!

Beautiful!

Thom said...

Aye, I love Bach. One of my favorites to hear, and my favorite to play.

-C said...

A great sadness for me is that I never learned to play the organ - barely made it through piano proficiency in college.

I am amazed at those who can play different things with their hands and their feet at the same time. Seems I can barely walk and chew gum at the same time ...