Goethe Suggests a Blog Post. Who Am I to Say No?

‎One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Good advice, that. I wonder what sort of blogger Goethe would have made? He and I are like minded this morning, because there has been a song playing in my head, I just read something that I want to share with you, and I love fine pictures, even when I stumble often when it comes to speaking reasonable words.

Here’s The Logical Song, by Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson. It might just do as the “good poem” too.

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Here’s something wonderful to read. Jimmy Akin’s appreciation of the life, and loves, of Ray Bradbury. Something Wondrous This Way Comes. Indeed. Requiescat in pace, Mr. Bradbury.

Next on the Goethe inspired agenda, I’ll share a “fine picture” by a master artist, who happened to have been a Jesuit. Wu Li’s, Whiling Away the Summer


Do click on the link for Wu’s work for exquisite close-ups.

Rounding out this wee post, a shot at a few reasonable words (hopefully).

In all of the hustle, and all of the bustle of this day, try not to forget our universal calling: love one another. Loving one another in all we do, makes us right with man, and with God. Like Ray Bradbury, let’s not be ashamed to say “I Love You!” to whomever we bump into whom we admire, or whom we share our lives with today. Thank them for being in our lives. Thank them for loving us back, despite all of our faults, our foibles, and our shortcomings.

If today we cannot love the whole world, as we should, then take baby steps and try to love all in our immediate families. Start small, think big, and God will be pleased with our efforts.

Need help in this department (who doesn’t!)? Here’s a wee chart that may come in handy…

  • Rissa Ciociola

    All you have to do is see Roger once & you will be forever changed… you’ll find yourself dreaming of his next show & even the one after that! Very few artists have an unchanged voice after all these years, and I promise you Roger *never* disappoints. He is the genius behind the many hits of Supertramp and this is the Breakfast In America World Tour with a full band! The audience will soon become your friends, sharing in all of the joy and the beautiful, ethereal music. Just imagine him, with his twelve-string guitar… “Even in the quietest moments, I wish I knew…” From one heart to another, go see him. You will leave glowing from the inside, your soul uplifted & a guaranteed smile on your face. :) “You find your way,” & “I’ll meet you when you’re there!” :)

    Roger’s official sites:

    Facebook: RogerHodgsonOfficial
    Twitter: RogerHodgson
    YouTube: MrRogerHodgson

  • http://musicworlditalia.blogspot.it Andrea

    Roger Hodgson is truly one of the musical genius of all time and his songs are masterpieces! Also he have a beautiful and special voice…

  • Spring Matthews

    The Logical Song by Roger Hodgson, co-founder of Supertramp, is one of my all time favorites! Those lyrics should be given to every school administrator and teacher across this country. What words to teach by. What words to live by. Give yourself a gift and see Roger Hodgson in concert. I saw him in February and am still thinking about that show all these months later. See the original singer/songwriter of the great majority of Supertramp’s hits to include not only The Logical Song but also Dreamer, Give a Little Bit, Take the Long Way Home, Breakfast in America, School, It’s Raining Again, Fool’s Overture, and so many more. Go to a concert on Roger’s Breakfast in America tour and see why he is selling out shows all around the globe. Tour details are on Events at http://www.facebook.com/RogerHodgsonOfficial.

  • guitar62player

    Most of the music Roger Hodgson offers is poetry in motion, but the “Logical Song” so elegantly expresses how so many have felt growing, trying to determine who we are the people to become. As you listen to Rogers body of music he truly tries to offer answers to that very question, with the strong message of being true to yourself, following your dreams and love each other…… he shares his personal, life awakenings with us through his music and offers this amazing walk through the music with you see him live.

    Because of his distinctive sound, vocally, lyrically, and musically, Roger is easily recognized and quickly remembered. His music finds a place in your soul and each time you hear those familiar notes winding their way to your ears, feel comforted.

    Roger Hodgson has been touring for the last ten years and one of those rare artists who spends his time communicating with his audience. You only have to listen to one song, one candidly spoken introduction, one humorous antidote to become a fan for life. His voice and music sound better than ever and he makes you feel like he is playing just for you and yes….. you will hear “Give a Little Bit, Dreamer, Take the Long Way Home, and Logical Song” to just name a few of his gems, live.

    If you attend just one of his performances you will want to see him again and again ……be warned……
    Check out his website for upcoming events: http://www.rogerhodgson.com/documents/tour.html

  • IreneCG

    Good choice, the Logical Song, composed and sung by one of the most amazing musicians that the world has had the privilege to know. There’s one song of Roger that makes me think a lot about all the above, and that is “even in the quietest moments” from the omonimous Supertramp album. That, to me, is pure love, perfection, a connubial encounter with god. It makes me ask questions giving me the answer at the same time. Roger is pretty special, you only need to see him live or to shake his hand once to realise what I am trying to say. No wonder he’s touring the world at the moment and the world is eager to meet him!!!!! Good choice :)))

  • Frank Weathers

    Perhaps I stumbled into a Rodger Hodgson convention? ;) What of Goethe, Ray Bradbury, and Wu Li, SJ?

  • IreneCG

    Have you ever met Roger in person, Frank? Ever looked into his eyes? Ever been to see him live in concert recently? If not I hope you will, one day soon, that will help you understand why people feel this way about him ;) personally, as soon as someone mentions his name I feel a rush of warmth and love inside me that other artists don’t give to me. We can discuss Goethe if you like, but for me it will be a more rational discussion. Roger brings out things that I never knew existed inside me.
    have a good week-end!

    • Frank Weathers

      Nope. But he’s a good egg. And I enjoy his work, obviously.