Music in Life

“Orpheus with his lute made trees,And the mountain tops that freeze,Bow themselves,when he did sing;To his music,plants and flowers Ever sprung;as sun and showers. There had made a lasting spring. Every thing that heard him play, Even the billows of the sea,Hung their heads,and then lay by.In sweet music is such art,Killing care and grief of heart Fall asleep,or hearing,die.”-William Shakespeare

Beauty of Life

“Life is not mean,it is grand;if it is mean to any, he or she makes it so.God made it glorious.It is paved with diamonds;its banks he fringed with flowers. He overarched it with stars.Around it He spread the glory of the physical universe-suns,moon,worlds,constellations,systems-all that is magnificent in motion, sublime in magnitude,and grand in order and obedience.God would not have attended life with this broad march of grandeur if it did not mean something.”-
Orison Swett Marden