Travelling always upsets my rhythm of writing. I attended a Sweet Adeline’s Convention in Spokane and spent a lot of time indoors, listening to music. It was beautiful, but I was beginning to miss being out of doors and soaking in the glories of nature. Then I thought how the music and harmony of four-part a capella singing does so much to bring harmony to the world. Music affects us all and inspires awe within, as does a beautiful sunrise or a mountain top experience. The varieties of voices combine to make melodies in the same way the beauties of nature sing praise. I am learning to give thanks for all the vibrations in nature. And I am trying to hold a positive mind towards all instruments and voices. Maybe what I call “out of tune” or “ugly” –whether in nature or carefully arranged music—is simply music that my ear has not yet learned to hear and love.