Friday, January 06, 2006
Today in history ... Here's a site put up by an attorney that tells what went on each day in history. It's kind of a "what happened on the day you were born" thing.
Here is today's:
1412: According to tradition, Joan of Arc was born in Domrey, France.
1759: George and Martha Washington married.
1838: Samuel Morse gave his first public demonstration of the telegraph in Morristown, New Jersey.
1878: Carl Sandburg was born.
1880: Tom Mix born.
1912: New Mexico became the 47th State.
1919: Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President, died.
1941: Franklin Roosevlet delivered his Four Freedoms speech. The four freedoms he identified were freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedomd from want and freedom from fear.
1942: The first "Around the World" trip by a commercial airlines was completed as the Pan Am "Pacific Clipper" arrived in New York.
I looked at it and thought, well, it is all political and military, with inventions and a movie star thrown in, and this is so much the world of some people. Where are the really important things ... Are you with me? Did you find some things missing?
We learn in the Strengths course how different each of us in, in how we think, in what's important to us. (To register, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . You'll be given a profile of the strengths that are innate to you, and a profile so unique there's virtually no chance it would be repeated, in the same order, ever.)
So to me what was missing was the further side of life ... not that it's more important, but that it's as important, and certainly part of it all.
Like the day the Marshall Neil rose was patented or the iron lung. When "Aida" was first performed, the birth of Chopin, the founding of the March of Dimes, the formulation of some scientific theory. The head things, the "soft" things, the rest of life. And medicine, of course.
Now, since we in Club Vivo Per Lei / I Live for Music are celebrating the birth of Mozart this month, I quickly ran to January 27, and sure enough look who's there and in first position. Was the birth of Mozart important to the world?
1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in Salzburg, Austria.
1832: Charles Letwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carrol) born in Chesire, England.
1880: Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incadescent lamp.
1943: First all-American air raid on Germany took place.
1951: Atomic test takes place when Air Force dropps a one kiloton bomb on Frenchman Flats.
1967: Astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger Chaffee died in a flash fire during a test of Apollo I.
1973: Vietnam peace accords signed in Paris, France.
Here we have the mention of two people in the arts - Mozart and Lewis Carroll. Good.
EQ is about balance, and a balanced life, which includes the outward events of the day, for your friends, town, nation and the world, and taking care of business, as well as the internal happenings and those great souls in the arts that enrich our lives while the "events" move forward; the taking care of business internally. We are our feelings, and what feeds them, heals and soothes them, and gives us pleasure and contentment, matters.
General Schwarzkkopf, very much involved in the rough external events of life said:
"During the Gulf War, the few opportunities I had for relaxation I always listened to music, and it brought me great peace of mind." -- Norman Schwarzkopf, General, US Army, retired
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Posted by Susan Dunn, M.A. at 6:16 AM