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!)

3. Gift
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
Shoes: TEVAS!
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.


Sally said...

I love that picture, and had to look up Tevas, now I want some!
Great play :-)

Jan said...

The picture goes well with your post. Thanks for your thoughts. Glad books are your favorite, too.

Jiff said...

Nice. Nice. Nice.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

well i think you & diane need to go shopping together! and if you & mompriest happen to wear the same size... you can trade tevas!

beautious photo... not quite that green where i'm headed, but there'll definitely be BIG skies.

Barbara B. said...

hot cup: BIG skies -- does that mean you are going to Montana?

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Austria definately sounds heavenly as does the description of your house...what views you would have. Have you thought of a Bed and Breakfast? **smile**

Ruby said...

I love Carole King! Now I'll be humming "Way Over Yonder" for the rest of the day.

Diane said...

yeah, I like Tevas, too. Sounds like a comfy time. Especially liked everything about #4, and the house sounds just right.

Counselor in Process said...

Great picture and I'd go for the choir and trumpets etc.!

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Presbyterian Gal said...

That is the coolest picture! And I also did not know about Tevas. Looked them up. Apparently they have to do with happy feet.

Let's combine family card games and have a huge table full of food and laughter!

David said...

Haha, heraled by trumpets, that's the only way to do it. Very stereo-typical biblical too, that's a nice touch.

David said...

Excuse me, heralded

Barbara B. said...

Thanks, david. With any luck, Maynard Ferguson will be playing one of the horns. :)