Music

Some music for peeps

MUSIC+WRITING
I love this Simon and Garfunkel song. Music is often inspiring to me. The score to Alfred Hitchcock‘s film North by Northwest helped me write what was supposed to be a short story for a college writing class. It ended up on the path to being a novel. The composer, Bernard Herrmann, was a pioneering genius with quirky, eccentric musical tastes, much like the fantastic Ennio Morricone. That novel is one of my unfinished projects, which I should resurrect and complete. Wish me luck.

Painting

Paulette paints Jimi Hendrix

This is a painting I made in a painting-from-a-photograph class with Pamm Hanson. I am a fan of Jimi Hendrix since I was a teenager. I have been trying to draw and paint his likeness for close to 50 years with no success. I learned a lot in this class and I feel as though I might be getting closer to my goal of capturing his essence in a painting or drawing.”
— student artist Paulette

Poetry

A poem and a song

Simply Believe (short version)
by Lynette Douglass

Chorus
This is the day that the Lord has created
Simply believe and be glad for NOW!

The spirit of love divine
Lives in us all
Amid the coronavirus
It sheds a bright light!
A light that can brighten
The darkest of days
Like a candle on a winter’s night
It never dims!

This is the day that the Lord has created
Simply believe and be glad for now!

All you need is a voice
The presence of a friend
To walk right beside you
Till the very end
It only takes a call
Computer or phone
We are in this together
No one’s alone!

This is the day that the Lord has created
Simply believe and be glad for now!

All we have is today
The here and the now
And friends to surround us

Our God lives in them
A God who cares for you
Matters not who you are
Just reach for the light in you
And simply believe!

This is the day that the Lord has created
Simply believe and be glad for now
Simply believe and be glad for now!