Happy Wednesday Everyone!
This Saturday is the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing, so I thought a suitable quote was required for this week. You can probably work out what the quote is.
This quote is by the first human to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon 50 years ago on the 20th July 1969. However, I do think we should mention poor Michael Collins who had to stay in the command module and so did not get the opportunity to walk on the moon. I always feel sorry for the poor guys who had to stay in the command module. I would love to know how they choose the people to stay in the command module, do you think they draw straws?
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Neil Armstrong (1969)
Todays quote is a musical one because this week I have lots of students taking music exams and I hope they treat the performance element of their exams as a concert.
The quote is by Nigel Kennedy. Kennedy is an English violinist and violist who specialises in classical music but has recently been playing Jazz.
“I hate complacency. I play every gig as if it could be my last, then I enjoy it more than ever.”
Nigel Kennedy (b. 1956)
Have a musical Wednesday.
This month I celebrate my second wedding anniversary with my wonderful husband, so I have chosen a quote from the Song of Solomon because we had a reading from the Song of Solomon for our wedding.
The Song of Solomon is unique in the Bible as it does not talk about God, the law of God or the covenant of God instead it talks about the love between two people.
“Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.”
Song of Solomon
Happy Wednesday everyone!
We are half way through the week! Sadly I have barely read a page so far, work and tiredness have taken their toll on the reading front.
The quote I have chosen today is by one of my all time favourite authors, J. R. R. Tolkien. He wrote the book I have read the most The Lord of the Rings.
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.
The rules are answer the questions below and a share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you will read next?
What I’m reading now:-
No One is too Small to Make A Difference by Greta Thunberg
Literally just started reading this and only one chapter down. So far so good.
Awakens the Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Have been meaning to read this for ages as I do love all of Dianne Duvall’s books. Just started it this morning, fingers crossed I like it.
What I recently finished reading:-
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Literally finished this last night and I could not put it down. A really thrilling read with a lot of twists.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
I finished this on Monday and I really enjoyed it, although I wasn’t so keen on the short stories at the end.
What I plan on reading next:-
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
This is my first planned read on my Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge, I plan on starting it on Friday.
I would love to hear if anybody else is taking part in this meme, please drop me a comment with your blog link below.
This weeks quote is attributed to one of my favourite composers Claude Debussy.
Debussy was a child prodigy, and his talent as a pianist meant that he won a place at the Paris Conservatoire at only ten years old. Early on he started to develop his own style and characteristic composing style. He studied for eleven years at the Conservatoire but for the rest of his life he pioneered groundbreaking methods of composition and was never afraid to break a few rules.
“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”
attributed: Claude Debussy
I hope everyone’s week is going well so far. I can’t quite believe we are already half way through May! Slow down 2019 you are going too fast.
This week my chosen quote is influenced by poetry.
“Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.”
Attributed to Robert Frost (1960)
Robert Frost was one of the United States’ best loved poets and playwrights. He had four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry and a Congressional Gold Medal.
Have a great week!