Then we have the lively afternoon ‘work’ music that accompanies lunch preparation and chores. Anything fast and furious fits here. Riverdance, Rich Mullins, Bruce Cockburn, Lost Dogs, Hothouse Flowers and Keith Green are some of our children’s frequent choices that fit right in with the swishing of the feather duster and the sweeping of the floors.
Afternoon quiet times are just that-QUIET. No noise, no music.
Right before dinner, one can here lovely strains of ‘practice’ music coming from the family keyboard as one of our aspiring young musicians practice, practice, practice.
Then we have our ‘dinner’ music category. Relaxing instrumental music accompanies the preparation and eating of the evening meal -Parking’s classical guitar, Fogelburg or folksongs from the The Brothers Four and others.
In the evenings, my kiddies like to dance to ‘worship’ music and often Yours truly and her beau join in.
Now, ‘bedtime’ music is chosen with utmost care, usually by my two eldest daughters who are very particular about the mood they desire while drifting off to Sleepland. Lord of the Rings, Enya, Braveheart or Les Miserables win most of the time and only certain tracks from these make the cut.
We feel deep pity for those who have not yet discovered that ‘music is the spice of life.’
one step at a time...
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