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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Should Harp Lessons Be on the Bucket List?


 I’ve often wondered whether our critical or even abstract thinking will have a place in Heaven. (Or your choice of afterlife)
Will our brain cells be needed? How about our artistic touch? While it's understandable that "plotting" might not be necessary or could be deemed inappropriate, does that mean that horror, mystery and novelists of most genres will be stuck writing parables and songs of worship?
 Here’s a poem or perhaps just a simple reflection on this topic.





Where do writers go?

What do you mean—like when they die?

I played flute in high school and even some piccolo 
but I’m not a harpist.

You can sing. I've heard you.

Yes, but I don't play trumpet or lute.

Oh, but they sing and have lyrics to their songs.
 Who do you think writes those songs?

Writing angels?

Of course.

So they do have a place?

Who?

Writers.


Yes, they’ll have a place 
and so will you.


Do you think there's a place for creativity and talent? Is it wrong to wonder?

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  1. If God gifted you with talent, I think it is welcome everywhere, including heaven, or wherever we go!

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    1. I imagine Mozart is quite entertaining up there.

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  2. Yes, I think our talents will carry over. And I hope there are guitars in Heaven.

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    1. You touch on a good point--guitars are made up of processed wood which doesn't sound very ethereal? I suppose harps are made of something similar. If they have harps they'll have guitars for sure.

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  3. The pleasure and accomplishment we feel creating here will be superseded by a greater joyful creativity when we are in our fullness!

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  4. A good poem. I wonder, if Stephen King ends up there, if he'll be exceedingly bored not being able to write horror anymore.

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    1. They might have a group of darker angels who encourage him to write more horror so they can be entertained. LOL

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  5. Terrific poem I really liked the way it made me think. Wouldn't it be fun to ask what people thought heaven looked like.
    William just think of all the research he could do about hell and SK could just keep on writing.

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    1. Maybe it looks just like the best places on Earth. I often wonder.

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  6. What a wonderful poem! I believe that we'll get to use our brains and talents in Heaven -and learn to play the harp too- if we want.

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    1. Believe it or not, I've always wanted to learn to play the harp. It looks extremely complicated though.

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  7. Eve, check out Heaven by Randy Alcorn. I think you'll be surprised.

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    1. I will check into that right now. Thanks for the tip.

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  8. My Sunday school teachers (from way back when) liked to say God gave each of us a talent to benefit others and in the same way, others would benefit us. If that is the case, and I tend to think it is, then why would we lose those talents when we get to heaven? Whenever I visit your blog, you make me think, or laugh or engage me in some other way, that is your talent Eve, and I’m pretty sure it will stay with you. It is who you are.

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