Posted by Dinah on June 28, 2011, at 13:34:46
In reply to Re: Songs of faith » Dinah, posted by sigismund on June 27, 2011, at 14:50:38
That is beautiful. I think that happens sometimes. The words and music speak so directly to the soul that the doctrinal aspects don't seem to matter so much. "Holy, Holy, Holy" is one of my favorite hymns, even though I'm not a trinitarian.
I'm trying to picture what you're describing. Do you know any pictures that show what you're looking for? At one time my parents were trying to create a natural woodland, where the shade from the trees nurtured smaller growth and discouraged rampant growth of weeds and grass. However, this being New Orleans, rampant growth is kind of hard to discourage. So there was a bit of work involved to create that natural look. It sounds as if you are aiming for something else.
Gardening can be a pretty good way to get in touch with the eternal, I think. Nothing like being wrist deep in nature to appreciate its power. And nothing like a kudzu vine to make one realize how insignificant man really is in the vast scheme of things. So we think we're in control, do we?