Friday, March 23, 2012

Perfect Pitch?

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that after I visited my real estate co-worker/friend C at his new apartment, I made my way to attend my Write On Windsor (WOW) group meeting.

WOW meets at the downtown branch of the Windsor Public Library (WPL).  This was only about a block and a half, from C's.  How great was that!

Since I hadn't had time to write something new for our group to critique, I supplied each participant with a copy of two (2) of my past blog entries, from here on LwL.  These were sent by e-mail to fellow members, but I printed out a few extra copies, in case there were new people in attendance, or who didn't receive a copy, for some reason. 

Here is a link to my entry from this past Valentine's day, entitled Happy Valentine's Day!:

Why did I provide this LwL entry? Well, for starters, I chose Happy Valentine's Day!, because it was a poem I had written, recently.

Do I write poetry often? No. Although, when I have the urge, I have found myself reflecting and writing poems, from time to time.

It matters not whether or not I am good at writing poetry, what matters is the fact that I am writing anything! As you are probably aware, I love to write.  And, since it is a nice change from narrative or personal styles of writing, I decided to provide this for critique.

Here is a link to the second blog entry I supplied each member, entitled The Silent Reverie...

The reason I chose this LwL entry, is two-fold. 

Firstly, the beginning of this entry is an example of my writing style, that shows how I normally write an entry.  In addition, it shows an example of a song I rewrote the lyrics for, to honour God.

If you've been a reader for a while, you are probably aware that I enjoy rewriting lyrics from secular songs, in order to convert them into praise/worship songs.  As I did, with Sarah McLachlin's song Angel...

Before the critiquing discussions, I read my entries.  When I reached the part where the song lyrics began, I stopped reading.  At this point, I did something different.

I sang the song.  Yes, acapella.

It seemed those who were with me, enjoyed my version.  One person, who had played piano at the previous meeting, commented that I had perfect pitch. 

It was nice hearing this compliment, but truly, I just enjoy singing.  Especially, when God is honoured.

Until next time...

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