Friday, February 22, 2008
heavenly friday five
Singing Owl offers some heavenly questions for this week's Friday Five:
What is your idea of a heavenly (i.e. wonderful and perfect):
1. Family get-together
Family gatherings to celebrate e.g. an anniversary or graduation are cool. Our family is fairly small yet spread out, so it is 'heavenly' when we can all get together in one place and time. It is best when the location is some place fun like the Black Hills or Hawaii. Also, there should be plenty of good food.
2. Song or musical piece
This is a tough one because I find lots of music heavenly. I like jazz, classical (especially if it highlights the oboe), and 'oldies' from the '60s and '70s. One example is Carole King's "Way Over Yonder". (And hey, that song even has a heavenly theme!)
Letting me loose in a book store with a hefty gift card would be heavenly. Also, I'm a sucker for high tech gadgets.
4. You choose whatever you like-food, pair of shoes, vacation, house, or something else. Just tell us what it is and what a heavenly version of it would be.
Food: my grandmother's chicken noodle soup
Vacation: Austria is pretty much synonymous with heaven in my book.
House: Something sprawling (yet environmentally friendly in spite of its size) which has a scenic view -- the windswept prairie, a meandering river, or an ocean would do nicely. It must have lots and lots of windows to enjoy the scenery, and there should be a great sound system.
5. And for a serious moment, what would you like your entrance into the next life to be like? What, from your vantage point now, would make Heaven "heavenly?"
My entrance should be heralded by a fanfare of trumpets and choir of angels. Oh wait, the question specified "serious". OK, then I'll say that I would just like family and friends who have gone before me to greet me.
picture "Road to Heaven" from here.