July 31, 2016

Something Wonderful: Terminal Frost

4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

- - Job 38

[HT: A Life’s Arc in an Instrumental Piece – PA]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 31, 2016 10:03 AM
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That was indeed wonderful!

Posted by: Jewel at July 31, 2016 12:35 PM

The video? As Jewel said, wonderful.

The music? Not so much.

Don't get me wrong, I like Pink Floyd very much, but sometimes our brains form weird associations. I made the mistake (?) of buying "Dark Side of the Moon" on 8-track in my freshman year of college (1980-81) and had it playing in the background over and over again while I read Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings". To this day, if I read about Frodo and Samwise making their way into Mordor, I hear the song "Us and Them" playing in my head. Or, if I hear a track from the album, SHAZAM! I'm in Middle Earth.

"Terminal Frost" doesn't evoke such strong associations, but "Learning to Fly" is on that same album, and the words "terminal" and "frost" make me think of some poor soul whose airplane's wings are icing up and he's in danger of falling out of the sky.

Brrrrr.

My two cents' worth, as always.

Hale Adams
Pikesville, People's still-mostly-Democratic Republic of Maryland

Posted by: Hale Adams at July 31, 2016 4:47 PM

Sweet, Thanks.

Posted by: tonynoboloney at July 31, 2016 6:53 PM

"There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. And that man was a perfect and righteous man who feared God and shunned evil....."
Read and reread Job until I realized that the back story is the story. Job was just the contextual setting. The first wife, sons and daughters were, (as we all are) uh...cannon fodder....with God providing for our cannons (or Waterloos) big and small. In the end, Job was made whole and better....the wife, sons and daughters, well, not so much. Since then, well, I kinda lost interest in old Job.......

Posted by: Doug at August 10, 2016 4:59 PM