For a few weeks I’ve been following Maria Popova’s literary jukebox. She describes it as a side project with the following remit:
Daily quote from a favorite book, thematically matched with a song.
I like the idea of making connections between the music and the words in such a way that one reinforces the other. Joining dots is one of my very favourite things.
Yesterday’s entry really struck a chord with me.
LeRoy Pollock’s words:
…to be fully awake to everything about you & the more you learn the more you can appreciate & get a full measure of joy & happiness out of life.
and Mumford’s lyrics (from their song ‘Awake my soul!’):
In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die,
Where you invest your love, you invest your life
… really create a positive outlook. A very good way to begin the working week, especially during advent.