Awake my soul!

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.

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