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Let me treat you. Monday December 26, 2016


Do you need a little time out?

A little breather?

A moment to let the heart steady and the bones be still?

Perhaps you need soothed?

Or maybe there is need to cry and let the build-up flow out.

My musical tastes run from The Clash to Tchaikovsky, paid musicians to buskers, my only requirement is that the sound must be physically felt in my body. I recommend listening to all music loudly. I wondered if you might enjoy this today and I hope it does something for you.

Speigel im speigel, Arvo Pärt

Love from

The room above the garage
A Moodscope member.

Thoughts on the above? Please feel free to post a comment below.

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Orangeblossom Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 7:57am

Thanks for sharing the link with us. Hope that you have a good week spending it the way you want to.

the room above the garage Tue, Dec 27th 2016 @ 12:44am

My pleasure. It's going to be an eventful week but much less pressured than of late so...good! My wish for you is the same OB, love ratg x.

Mary Wednesday Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 8:17am

One of my favorites too! Thank You!

the room above the garage Tue, Dec 27th 2016 @ 12:44am

Isn't it just heavenly! Thinking of you at the beach x.

Lex Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 8:37am

Thank you, RATG! And that's a 'Thank You!' up loud.

the room above the garage Tue, Dec 27th 2016 @ 12:45am

Oh I'm glad! I hope your quiet is 'just' busy. Love ratg x.

Adrien Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 8:46am

Now see here, RATG. I am here with tears dripping off my cheeks on my jeans writing to you. Googled the title without seeing the link, cast it to my telly (and main music system) and thought "This is fantastic, you should have led with the link". Then I read your words before again and the tears started. So you had it right.

A pure gift. Gracias.

Music just finished. 80 today. Thankyou.

Adrien Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 9:05am this is the one I first found. Maybe I am a duck and the first one I hear out the shell is my Motherload. Mon âme Français Canadienne dit merci encore une fois.

Sally Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 9:09am

Happy birthday Adrien! Tear jerking it certainly is! Have a lovely day

Adrien Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 9:25am

Every day is my birthday when I get a gift like that. Thank you.

the room above the garage Tue, Dec 27th 2016 @ 12:48am

Ah wow! What a response! Wonderful isn't it! Happy Birhday Adrien, love ratg xx,

Sally Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 9:12am

This has been used in ads and on TV but it is wonderful to see it performed, a totally different dimension. I find it very sad but it sort of cradles that sadness, if that makes sense.
Big thank you,RATG, for introducing Arvo.

Adrien Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 9:26am

It's a weird kind of sadness isn't it. Like the sadness of acceptance of the bad with good. Khalil Gibran said in the Prophet "When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth. " <BR> Its that kind of sadness for me. Sad but joyful sad if that makes any kind of sense.

Lex Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 10:01am

Beautiful, Adrien, beautiful. And I wish you a birthday filled with peace.

Adrien Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 11:00am

My french is really rubbish since I stopped speaking and learning it when I was four. What I meant to say was "My French Canadian soul thanks you again one time". But it does feel like my birthday. <BR> My Dad was plucked from obscurity in Saskatoon University to do Lieder in Austria after the war, and music runs deep in our Family. Grandpère never forgave me for stopping speaking French. Us French Canadians can be arses like that, I'm afraid. But this piece struck me deeply - and is still leaving me with a lump in my throat. So soul with a layer of idiot us lot. <BR> You have a good holy day filled with blessings too, eh? <BR> We always stick eh, on the end of sentences too.

the room above the garage Tue, Dec 27th 2016 @ 12:51am

Fascinated reading this. (I play it through 2 or 3 times sometimes, it almost always never enough. Fall asleep to it, drive to it. It's been a constant companion in keeping me calm this last wee bit.)

Another Sally Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 9:31am

Thank you ratg that was beautiful. It is a track on an album I keep at my holiday home so I could close my eyes and be in my peaceful place ( now sadly up for sale) it was good to see it being performed as well. I have been trying to learn to play the piano and it was fascinating watching the pianist's hands.
A lovely 10 minute window of peace. Thank you.

the room above the garage Tue, Dec 27th 2016 @ 12:53am

Wonderful that you are learning. Both my girls find learning eady, the other hard. Each is progressing and I'm loving every second. You have this, please blog and update us, maybe learning will become another toolbox tool.

Tilly Mint Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 11:08am

Thank you x

the room above the garage Tue, Dec 27th 2016 @ 12:54am

My pleasure. Love ratg x

The Gardener Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 11:12am

Will try the link - everything drives me to tears of despair at the moment. My 80th birthday last year was chaotic - people did their best but Mr G had already done his best to wreck it. After a week of crisis upon crisis only two members of the family contacted on christmas Day. We went to mass and were invited to a really pleasant lunch with our four nuns. Between them they took the strain of Mr G. Came back and took heap of paper-work into the kitchen - among them outline funeral plans - so finalised them for distribution. I really need to scream and shout - family says now that somehow or other Mr G must be hospitalised - HO has been through this particular hell - knows all about it - Sally? also, I think, who had to let her son go to professionals as the only answer. Wife of eldest son took my mother in (we were already in France) when social workers made an absolute mess of my mother's discharge from hospital. When the ambulance drivers got her home the warden was unaware, no heating, food, her sister not told - Mummy was terrified, and was 'rescued' by a daughter and daughter-in-law. Son admitted this morning that his wife did beyond her best, and was nearly wrecked by my mother before admitting she needed professional care - her care home was excellent, but oh, the trauma of getting her there. Exhaustion and despair have set in - but, a reader is coming in for two hours and two very lively gay friends are coming to lunch tomorrow - festive meals are my 'forte' so I shall concentrate on that. I could do with a long walk - but very 'wobbly' with exhaustion. Another Sally - you have prompted me to REALLY try with my piano. No Boxing day or day 'in lieu' in France, so we have a damp, grey, normal Monday.

the room above the garage Tue, Dec 27th 2016 @ 1:04am

Hello TG, it was a year ago we faced that gut wrench of putting my granny into a home. I can honestly say it has been ok, more than that...great! Dementia/Altzheimers is taking her bit by bit. You must protect you, and only make this decision when it's right for you. Too early and you'll beat yourself up. Will be here to hear. Hope you enjoy lunch tomorrow xx.

LP Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 4:11pm

Thank you for that beautifully relaxing piece of music ratg. Perfect for today.
Love LPxx

the room above the garage Tue, Dec 27th 2016 @ 1:05am

Hello LP! Well...another one we have survived! Isn't it beautiful.

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