The video above is titled “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets.” It is music for orchestra and cello solo, produced by ThePianoGuys, and the cello soloist is Steven Sharp Nelson. It is wonderful music and a great introduction to today’s edition of Saturday Good Reads. Today you will find things to make you laugh, things to make you cry, and things that will strike wonder in your heart.
“Moved” by Jerry Barrett at Parenthetically Speaking in 3D.
“God’s Renovations Involve Wrecking Balls, Not Paint Brushes” and “Visiting with Grandma, and the Nature of Forgetting” by Shawn Smucker.
“Seeking immortality” by Kathy Richards at Katdish.
“The Telegram” by Megan Willome.
“Small Talk, Big Talk” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“(Re)discovering your dream” by Jason Vana.
“The most interesting author n the world” by Travis Thrasher at The Journey is Everything.
“On being an alien” by Mike Dellosso at Thoughts of a Sojourner.
“Sixty-six years” by Linda Chontos at Linda’s Patchwork Quilt.
“The 4 Phases of a Writer’s Life” by Bradley Moore at Shrinking the Camel.
“Pressure” by Karen Eck at Karenee Art.
“Cliff Ashby” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“Upon the Ground” by Darlene at Simply Darlene.
“Deaf While Driving” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
“Patriot Games” by Brian Miller at WayStationOne.
“Double Helix Hallelujahs” by Tom Graffignino.
“Featherstitching” by Timothy Good at Poetry by Tiwago.
“By and by” by John Blase at The Beautiful Due.
“Concerto” by Tony Maude at Rumours of Rhyme.
“Borrowed Light” by Jerry Barrett at Parenthetically speaking in 3D.
Paintings and Photographs
“Blue Winter” by Nancy Rosback at A Little Somethin’.
“Please meet hairy” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“Sauvie Island Study,” oil on canvas paper by Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.
“Manhattan at Night” by Bird Dog at Maggie’s Farm.
“Learning to Learn” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.