UU Lent – Day 18 – Music

“Music once admitted to the soul becomes a sort of spirit and never dies.” – Edward Bulwer Lytton

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”  ― Maya Angelou

“Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.” ―  Ludwig van Beethoven

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato

“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

Why They Sing by Carie J Johnsen

Meditation on Music

Here is a responsive reading by Carie J. Johnsen and the choir members of Unitarian Universalist Community Church (Augusta, ME).

Here is a link to a playlist on YouTube of UU hymns:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbJ32h-YpQA&list=PL6B257199CC44C6AB

May both of these serve as a reminder of how important music can be in our spiritual lives. What does music mean to you? What are some songs that provide inspiration? What are songs that provide you with hope?