For Christmas my husband bought me the DVD of Andre Rieu Live in Australia. As I was watching Andre play his violin with his eyes shut I was reminded of this remark from Donald Miller author’s note in Blue Like Jazz:

I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn’t resolve. But I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone. I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes. After that I liked jazz music. Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way.

Watching Andre Rieu loving classical music makes me love it too.

On the subject of Christmas presents I also received the following books: Finding our way again by Brian Mclaren; Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell; C.S. Lewis Remembered and a couple of books by Cameron Semmens who is an Australian author who writes alliterated poems and stories from the Bible. As it is not economically viable for me to purchase all the books I read, I’m grateful for Christmas presents, birthdays, and libraries (like the one where I work)!