When I wrote my last post, I didn't notice until the next day that I written the word "now" several times. (I had a bit of trouble sleeping that night so I finished that post about 3:30 AM.) The next day I meant to go back and try to delete some of them but I got to thinking about that word..."now"....
Do you remember this... or am I the only one...but when you were a kid and your train of thought was going to a more cynical view that an adult would say, "now, now, now". They would not say anymore but just leave it at that, just those three words?
Do you notice that folks will say "at the present time"? The first time I heard that at work, I wanted to say..."Do you mean 'now'?"
(I didn't but trust me, I had to bite my tongue not to do so.)
When I first learned to type, we had to type this one sentence, over and over. "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country." Before anyone gets their knickers in a twist, they might have added women to that sentence later, but this is what we typed back in the day, when we only had typewriters and we had no idea about keyboards on computers!
There is a beautiful hymn that is called "Now The Silence, Now The Peace" by Jaroslav Vajda. I thought of this too. The hymnwriter wrote the word "now", sixteen times in that song. The hymn is about taking holy Communion and he wanted to emphasize that this was not something that had only happened long ago but was happening NOW. (I found the hymn for you on YouTube. I hope you like it as much as I do.)
I meant to tell you in my last post that Neil Armstrong and the Wright Brothers were all from Ohio. Looking up this hymnwriter, even though you might not think so from his name, Jaroslav Vajda is also from the state of Ohio. (His father was a Lutheran pastor of Slavic descent.) He didn't write his first hymn until the age of 49 but then he wrote over 200 original and translated hymns that are in 65 hymnals around the world. Jaroslav Vajda died at the age of 89 in 2008.
I wonder what he thought when he heard that Buzz Aldrin had taken bread and wine on the Apollo 11 mission for a communion service. (No one knew about this at the time...you may read more about that just here. )
I am wishing you all peace and beauty...now.