Thursday, April 14, 2011

the music of the night



"let your mind start a journey through a strange, new world!
leave all thoughts of the world you knew before!
let your soul take you where you long to be!
only then can you belong to Me ..." (Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Music of the Night, 1988)
turn away from sin, and be faithful to the Gospel! how's your Lent going? i'm a few weeks late posting on this, however, it was excellent, so i must comment! i finally saw the Phantom of the Opera! it was performed by St. Peter's Catholic High School, the first in Canada to get rights to do this, and i loved every second, and every note! i've always loved the music, and it also set the tone for me to enter in Lent.
"in the musical, this song is sung after the Phantom lures Christine (main character) down to his lair beneath the Opera House. he seduces Christine with 'his music' of the night, his voice putting her into a type of trance. he sings of his unspoken love for her and urges her to forget the world and life she knew before." (see Wikipedia.org)
turn away from sin, and be faithful to the Gospel! could this be a reminder of the love poem that is the Song of Songs? Lent, and the refrain turn away from sin, and be faithful to the Gospel, is a reminder that we belong not to the Phantom but to God, and this great + Holy season of Lent allows us time to know Him better, love Him more, and to follow Him more closely.

Lent has two major themes: recalling/preparing for Baptism + spirit of penance. and, the three pillars of Lent continue to be (see these videos, these guys are geniuses!):
however, no matter what we do, it should always helps grow in our love of God, and our love of neighbour! as we enter into Holy Week, i try again to be faithful to my own Lenten Observances - to fast from activism, and to walk daily the Stations of the Cross, to name only a couple. enjoy Holy Week! peace.
"Night-time sharpens, heightens each sensation, … Darkness stirs and wakes imagination, Silently the senses abandon their defenses."

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