Friday, January 19, 2007

The Power of Music and Some Other Stuff

This afternoon I saw something that brought me to tears. If you watch Oprah on a regular basis, you may have already seen this before. Today's episode was a repeat, and she had some amazing kids on today. I was particularly impressed by Jennifer Lin. She had Oprah pick out 5 notes, she played the 5 notes so that Oprah could hear what they sounded like, she then took a few seconds to gather her thoughts, and then she composed a song on the spot using that series of notes. I don't know what it was about the melody that brought me to tears, but it was absolutely beautiful. I don't know if part of it was because she did this on the spot or what, but it was something else. You can see and hear the video here.

On another note (no pun intended..ha) I worked on some pages tonight. This one was my favorite.The pictures aren't messed up, I just didn't realize I got a bad glare on the layout when I took it. I don't have the energy tonight to redo it. I had planned on scrappin' the night away because I know hubby will be up late playing his new video game. However I'm having a scrapping block. So rather than sitting there staring at the pictures and paper trying to come up with something, I figured I'd call it a night.

One last note.. please say a prayer for Brody. He is the 5 week old son of a friend of mine and is in the hospital with RSV. As a new mom myself I really have this family on my mind. We love you guys and are praying for Brody's speedy recovery.


Cheryl Wray said...

I hardly ever watch Oprah (like maybe i've seen it once in the past 6 months) and I actually caught today. That young lady was AMAZING!!! Made me cry . . .
And then the autistic boy who shot SIX three-point shots--that was UNBELIEVABLE!! And then Akeelah and the Bee was one of my fave movies from last year. So Oprah outdid herself today, and i was just boo-hooing through it all!!

Mom said...

Okay, does that sound like Danny Wright to you Leah? I would by a CD from her. If that was a new song made up on the spot... and it seemed to be except there was something familiar to me about it... she is very talented.
Natalie really has changed! my looks like a baby john laying there!

~Telah said...

Great job on the layout...I liked how you used the brads to put on those ghost letters! Very creative!

Jolene George said...

I didn't see that Oprah, but I'm sure I would have been brought to tears as well.
Your layout is darling. I love it!
I pray that Brody has a speedy recovery. RSV is scary.