1. 1.
    traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
    "the peripatetic nature of military life"
    synonyms:nomadic, itinerant, traveling, wandering, roving, roaming, migrant,migratory, unsettled
    "I could never get used to her peripatetic lifestyle"
  2. 2.
  1. 1.
    a person who travels from place to place.
  2. 2.
    an Aristotelian philosopher.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Spring (and Love) is in the Airing

Although this Sunday was an exception (it being Easter!), SAM and I enjoy taking in the sights, sounds, and sips of wine that an early springtime visit to a winery can offer. As the video above reveals--taken shortly after our return home from Florida several weeks ago--the loud music lovers had not yet invaded The Bluffs Vineyard and Winery in nearby Ava, Illinois. Now, it's not the music that we find objectionable. It's THE VOLUME! I'm sure the frogs you hear in the video, if they could voice an opinion, would agree: TURN IT DOWN! Let nature speak, softly, of love instead....

...For, nor in nothing, nor in things
Extreme and scatt'ring bright, can love inhere,
Then as an angel, face and wings
Of air, not pure as it, yet pure doth wear,
So thy love may be my love's sphere,
Just such disparity
As is 'twixt air and angels' purity,
'Twixt women's love and men's will ever be.

--from John Donne's "Air and Angels," c. 1633--


  1. I have a neighbor who plays loud music while he works in his yard. Why??? I've never understood. There is so much going on in Nature to listen to and look at, why would you want a distraction?

  2. I'm not sure either, Ms. Dorothy. Maybe it's to drown out the voices in his head? I've always preferred Nature sounds to manmade ones. Except for maybe the sound a hyena makes, but that one isn't heard much where I live.

  3. Who needs music when you have the sounds of frogs and birds in the air? Looks like the perfect place to relax and enjoy the wine!

  4. How right you are, Rose, on all accounts! And don't forget the sound made by the one you love when he's managed to swallow some air with that wine:)

  5. Those are most vociferous frogs! Nature's greatest hits beat loud music anytime.

  6. Those are two of my favorite sounds: frogs and wine pouring. I don't understand the appeal of loud music --maybe it rattles those whose brains have liquified and feels almost like thought.

  7. So true, Sarah. Loud music has its place. Perhaps the indoor setting is best suited for it? At any rate, SAM and I usually avoid the vineyards and wineries on the weekend at this time of year. As the weather warms up, the places are swarming with vociferous people too!

    Geo, we are in the same camp. And music (the canned variety) is everywhere you go these days: grocery stores, restaurants, and even farmers' markets! I've begun to rethink my habit of using "spa" music for massage clients. For some people it's useful for relaxation, but perhaps for some people it's simply an annoyance.