Monday, July 4, 2011

I feel like a spinnin' top or a dreidel

As well I feel like a teenager sprawled on the floor, listening to a song that says it for me! I suspect I'm being a bit harsh with myself. However before I say even more, this song blurts it out it for me today. If I was a better Christian I'd be quoting Scripture, to which I return daily.

This is the best recorded version I could find without uploading one of my iTunes tracks to some external site. Why is it so hard to upload a sound file to these blogs ANYways? So you get a static photo but the best recording by one of the best songwriters of the last 100 years. I covered this song when I sang with my Seattle trio OWL and could get lost in the angst for those few minutes... with only 2 guitars and keyboards!

We had fun.

There's a huge sea change going on and I'm still trying to navigate it not to mention write about it. This is a cherished spot for me to be real. I shall be articulate as well as I can as soon as I am able. Prayers are RECEIVED, blessed ones!

It's the 4th of July today. Go out and wave a sparkler, put on your 1950's best, eat hot dogs and potato salad and ENJOY this day for all the reasons you can. Including because you have it.


  1. Diane... we are here for you and are sending prayers for His direction and calm in the storm you are experiencing right now... We love you and think of you often my friend..

  2. I send you wishes for peace and serenity of spirit in the midst of chaos. As we breathe with you, with every breath may the path be clearer, the waters less troubled.

    I hope that the change is a good thing and that things are not as dark as the Dreidel lyrics would suggest. It does sound as if you're being harsh with yourself, as does the remark about being a better Christian. The truly good person of Faith is not the one that quotes scripture, but the one who lives it. By that standard, you are a very good Christian, because your faith is part of your every day life.

    As you journey through this time, may your faith sustain you. And remember, whenever it all gets overwhelming, that there are so many of us out here thinking and praying for you, each one of us a candle flame. Together, we are as a bonfire to the Heavens of good thoughts for you.

    Hugs and blessings. I hope we hear from you soon.

  3. As you'll read, I meant the "dark" of the lyrics..... alas.....