Wednesday, June 24, 2009

happy days

(see the eagle?)


We've been enjoying long happy days at the beach.

The most profound, life changing thoughts I've encountered about music are found here.

Excerpt from Brian Eno's piece for NPR's This I Believe:

'I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness and a better sense of humor. A recent long-term study conducted in Scandinavia sought to discover which activities related to a healthy and happy later life. Three stood out: camping, dancing and singing.'

24 comments:

Cabrizette said...

Let's continue happy days !

Sammi said...

Can anyone join in with corner view, Lecia?

Dorit said...

Incredibly beautiful pictures. Love active boys :) And thank you for the link, very interesting thoughts by Brian Eno.

Purple Flowers said...

Your sons look like they've jumped right into the fun days of summer!

isabelle said...

love your photos, the 2nd is my favorite ...

Bonnie said...

wonderful photos !!

Frau said...

Wonderful pictures of what looks like another day in paradise!

Jessica said...

That looks like an absolute fantastic time!

kks said...

beautiful pic! when the boys are older they will really appreciate these beautiful pictures of family!

Joyce said...

Great photo of the boys- I can almost hear them laughing as they are playing and discovering nature's treasures.

Daan said...

O so happy days!

Deidra said...

How cute is that? It looks like so much fun!

Thanks for the link. Those words about music are profound - and true.

KPiep said...

I envy your outdoor time! It's turned out so hot and humid here this week that you can barely breath when you go outdoors. Yeck.

nicola said...

that is a great action shot of them jumping off together. i love it.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
vanessa aka Nessie Noodle said...

thank you for that link.
At yoga we often chant together- it is so much of what that article talked about- so true.
My mom always says her favorite part about church is the singing,and although I don't attend church very often it is the music and the coming together with our voices and sounds that really bring the Universe into me.

xo

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I love it when life's a beach.

onegoldensun said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the NPR story as well, it is so moving.

Tabiboo said...

Fantastic photos!

Nina x

travelingmama said...

What a fantastic way to spend the day! Perfection!

Jodi said...

love the shots but BRIAN ENO... YEAH! great interview. I've loved him for decades and missed this piece on NPR. thanks for sharing!

sweet fine day/Jenna said...

aw, love these. Wish we were going to seattle this summer. would be fun to meet up.

Jenell said...

Brian Eno said that?!

Camping, dancing and singing! What else is there?
Maybe sex...and motherhood.
And probably a couple other things, too. :)

pve design said...

I thought I had left a comment and I see nothing.
These photos have to be some of my favorite, You captured that "bust a move" in your photos. I love the way your boys need no prompting.
Wonderful to believe, to sing, to dance and to love life and nature.
pve