Thinking and praying for many just now. One of them is Willie Nelson who I understand is in ill health. I hope that you all know that he is a Songwriter. (Not supposed to be a capital letter, I know, but I think it should be. There should be some mark of respect for someone who gives us melody and/or lyrics. Willie does both.) His first album was released in 1962 and it was entitled: Willie Nelson "And Then I Wrote".
He wrote his first song when he was only seven years old. Willie has had a fascinating life, you may read more about him just here.
Also, I have always been amazed by Willie Nelson's talent as a singer. If you listen to him in this recording that I have for you here when he was much younger, you can tell that his timing is perfect and his voice! So unique, you instantly know it is Willie Nelson singing.
"Blue Skies" was written by the great songwriter, Irving Berlin in 1926 but Willie Nelson knows a good song and he had this on his 1978 album of standards "Stardust". I always think of him singing it. I have it here for you.
Hoping for blue skies for you all.
P.S. The photo above is from the Monastery here in Conyers, GA.
The monks lived in the barn when they first came from their monastery in Kentucky in the 1940's. (Yes, along with the cows!) This would have been w-a-y out in the country at that time!
I have shown you photos of the church at the Monastery but this is the barn, that has now been re-purposed as a Monastic Heritage Center, they give you the history of not just this monastery but for all monasteries. Thanks to the monks, they restored civilization in the Middle Ages. Look it up, if you don't believe me! Now, this is mentioned in this exhibit at the Monastic Heritage Center because after all they are monks and they only quietly go about telling their story in a very modest way...but hey, the truth of it is there for anyone who cares to read about it.
Willie Nelson could write a good song about this, I am sure.