Christmas Alphabet S : Silent Night – The Everly Brothers, Sinead O’ Connor & Low

wp_000311_editMy Featured Blogger this week is Thom Hickey of The Immortal Jukebox. Thom may be a Cambridge-educated intellectual, but his soul is Irish to the core. Result: His inexhaustible knowledge of all forms of music (rock, jazz, blues, classical, folk) is trumped only by his rapturous passion for it!

Warning: Thom’s musical fervor is highly infectious (I have been infected, and completely lack the will to be cured). Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

The Immortal Jukebox

Almost there.

How to prepare?

At this Season wisdom is found not in speech but in silence.

Stand in Awe.

Commune with your own heart.

Be Still.

Hope and wait.

In Silence.

Not in the mountain rending wind.

Not in the earthquake.

Not in the fire.

A still small voice.

To listen you must be silent.

Attend to the great blue bell of silence.

Conversation flourishes when surrounded by silence.

Hidden treasures in silence sealed.

In silence sealed.

Silence of the stars and of the sea.

For the depths of what use is language?

The music is in the silence.

The silence between the notes.

Can you feel the silence?

Don and Phil Everly with The Boys Town Choir of Nebraska.

There is inestimable mystery and depth in the sound of harmonising human voices and few can have sounded those depths as heart wrenchingly as The Everly Brothers.

Can you…

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3 Responses to Christmas Alphabet S : Silent Night – The Everly Brothers, Sinead O’ Connor & Low

  1. anitashope says:

    Lovely. I have always been fond of the still small voice.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Love this post. Great offering.


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