My Beautiful Life

My eyes opened, and I have no idea what the time is, but the sun is streaming in through the bedroom window. My pillow caught the rays and I turn to lie in them, the warmth caressing my face. I lay there in semi sleep, and I could hear the angels, their music so gentle , so haunting, so beautiful.

The Town clock rang out, one two 3 4 5 6 .It was 6 am and the angels were singing. I got up and looked out , trying to see where that music was coming from, nothing.

I lay back on the bed , willing the angels back , they had gone..the moment had passed...

Fully awake, I realized that I had left the radio on all night.

So, now , listen to the angels.

My World, My Beautiful Life.

Composition

It is appreciation for what you have, and gratitude for what you have been given, that creates the beautiful life.

Appreciation of being able to hear the music in the first place, and of the understanding of the emotion being portrayed, whether the music is 'country' 'jazz' 'popular' or classics. Even if we do not understand how the sounds come together we still are able to appreciate the finished composition.

There are many people blessed with the gift of not only understanding , but , with the ability of creating . The ability to play an instrument, whether it be the voice, string, keyboard, wind or any other type of instrument is a gift, and we should all be grateful for that ability.

Natural song

The morning chorus , there is no natural music as sweet. Rising high above all others in song, is no other than the blackbird. A song so pleasing to the ear is difficult to ignore.

Friendship

Where in the world would any of us be without friendships. Friendships are formed, and bonds are created. A friend is someone , that you stick by, defend and support in all circumstances. Having a friend is a relationship that is timeless, days months years can go by , but time does not move for friends.

Good friends are hard to come by , but when they do.....they add to a beautiful life.

Art

Have you ever stopped in your tracks and thought to yourself, What a beautiful view! that would make a great painting, photo ....?

I have, and admire all those that commit these to canvas or paper for the whole world to share.

Books

I have a love of books and have a number. New books , old books , reference, poetry, and novels. Books are at the core of my life, I learn , I read, I enjoy, I smell.[do you think thats odd, I just Iove the smell of books]


What is a Beautiful Life?

So, in answer to ripplemakers request, What is a beautiful life?

My beautiful life is summed up with all of the above,

Music that I can listen to and play

Bird song that brings in each and every day

Friends that are always here to stay

Art to see , what others see

Books to learn , to read , to be  

Contented, happy, that is me.              

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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Hawkesdream, thank you for answering this request! I found myself in a happy mood as I read your hub. The feeling of lightness...LOL Am I dreaming too? Nah, I'm already wide awake. Love the poem, the video (the music is hauntingly beautiful) and most esp. the last phrase that says it all, "Contented, happy, that is me." It's wonderful to know you are that and more. (((hugs))) Have a beautiful life... :-)


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Thanks ripple, thoroughly enjoyed writing this one, went off on a tangent at one point, saved that bit elsewhere..another hub you know lol.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

LOL no problem Hawkesdream... :-) I'm glad you enjoyed writing it.


Whikat 7 years ago

This was beautiful Hawkesdream, I loved everything about it. I echo ripplemaker's response. Happy, Content, and so much more. :-)

P.S You should be happy and content, you have a very beautiful gift that you share with others. :-)


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I loved that music!! It sounds like a pan-flute! Made me all misty eyed! It was different than content for me, it made me restless. Inspired the deep rooted need to explore, discover, travel. Incredible. I'm blessed to know you!


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

First let me say I loved the top vid. Cornwall is so beautiful. I think we are ready to move in with you.

Thank you for the black bird video, I love the songs of birds. I have so many favorites that I don’t have any favorites. Also, OMG! A fellow book sniffer. I married the first fellow book sniffer that I met. My wife and I love the smell of books. I loved your hub. The one thing I would add is food. I am so passionate about food. What a beautiful hub on what is a beautiful life. :D


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

This is a beautiful place. I've honestly never heard of it before.

A very beautiful life!!


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

You couldn't have put it better Hawkesdream! :)


Iphigenia 7 years ago

I love the video of Cornwall - I have walked the Cornish coastal path many times and it is one of the things I miss about England.

Birdsong and sniffing of books .... oh, yes .... what a great hub.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Whikat, thankyou so much for the compliment, I humbly accept.

Candie, Travel to Cornwall, I'll show you around.

Paper Moon, Sorry no food, not really a passion more of a necessity, enjoy goooood foood though lol

Hi Mom, You really do have to see it if ever you get the chance.

Feline, so pleased that you liked it.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Hi Iphy, Cornwall is such a beautiful place, don,t know of anyone that ever leaves here disappointed.

I am so proud to be Cornish.


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frogdropping 7 years ago

Hawke - I was reading this - got distracted and came back to finish reading the poetry. I'd watched the vid of Cornwall - and know it's a beautiful place simply because I've been many times.

I love your 'beauty' - it was so refreshing simply and achievable for us all.

Great article :)


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Hi frog, I have tried the complex bit, but found simplicity has the greater rewards. Thanks for dropping in.


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Haunty 7 years ago from Hungary

We had bad weather for the holiday and I was sad because we wanted to spend some time with friends under the sun. But this morning a beautiful day dawned and I find myself in a good mood again. :)

As I'm reading your hub the birds are also returning. Have a nice week, Alison!


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Hi Haunty, wondered where you had gone, good to see you around again. Thanks for popping by.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for this enjoyable journey. The video is great. You are fortunate to dwell in such a beautiful place. I do hope to visit someday and see it with my own eyes.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Do visit James, Cornwall is Beautiful and inspiring.


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marisuewrites 7 years ago from USA

Lovely, Hawkesdream...just beautiful.  I felt the peace and dreamed the dream...to touch the stones, to feel the life of yesterday, and yet to be...


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

thanks marisue, it is a beautiful life


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Well I believe that is true, Thanks for dropping in.


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

See, there you go. "Cornish". Oh the things you could do to a Cornish Game Hen! Stuff it with wild rice, mushrooms and cranberries. :O I used to be a chef so I am very passionate about food.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Very appealing, Paper Moon, will have to try it sometime.


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America

What a GLORIOUS gift to share Alison! Thank you so much - the Angels are still singing - my day will be beautiful as the memories of your lovely words, music and gratitude fill my soul...


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Hi sem, glad you are back, thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment


badgirl 7 years ago

Top of the day to you I have found a way hahahahahahaah

I shouldn't laugh this is so pathetic, it ceases to be funny, but it does feel good knowing I can post on this Computer. My friend uses it ll the time. You know who you know you do.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Yes I know, thanks for reading, pleased you found a way.


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abinavis 7 years ago from Bat Island

All of those are really beauty. But I tend to like most with friends that support you. Nice to have all the beautiful things in your life. Cheers.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Hi abinavis, thank you so much for reading and making a comment, much appreciated.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

I love your answer to this request. What an enjoyable read. So true. That's happened to me before, by the way, where I fell asleep to the radio and it effected my dreams and waking thoughts. So cool isn't it? Nice video by the way. Thanks for sharing this.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Glad you enjoyed, Frieda, music does affect us in mysterious ways. Thanks for reading.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Beutifully put, I play piano and play my sorrows away sometimes. I love the sound of music in all forms. I love art and its beauty and everything that surrounds me, and I thank you for writing this article to enlightening me.:)


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Thanks AE, sometimes it takes the written word to realize how we actually feel.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

I read and hear joy and gracious beauty in you life that you have shared so wonderfuly.  I am still listening to the angels - again- it is so soothing, yet stirring, reaching...I love the pan-flutes.  And blackbirds are kinda rascals, yet they are beautiful in their own way. I did not know they sounded so lovely! So much to see, hear, smell....(Umm, yes...book fragrance?  Hmm-mm.  Don't know what to say there, but if you like it, enjoy!! Thanks so very much for such a great stirring hub!


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Hey frogyfish, good to have you here, thanks for enjoying, those panpipes are so haunting I quite agree.


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Jodi Hoeksel 7 years ago

Woah...The Morning in Cornwall, song and video are breathtaking, to say the least! (I feel all warm and fuzzy now, lol) :) I have been to Cornwall and it is soooo beautiful...My first experience with "Scrumpy" as well, OUCH! lol Thank you for creating such a beautiful hub!!


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

lol the 'Scrumpy' it gets to you doesn't it. thanks for reading Jodi


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

That was a lovely hub, brightened up my morning


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Why thank you Brenda, much appreciated


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Such a lovely hub. I really have to come visit you more often. Thanks so much fro a lovley and uplifting read.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall Author

Thank you RedElf, you are always welcome and I do appreciate your visits.

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