Scattershot Symphony – The Music of Peter Link
Episode #24 – Havin’ A Talk With God – The First Thyme
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Havin’ A Talk With God
A new series in Scattershot Symphony
Ep #24 – The First Thyme
Trouble … Now here I am, once again, wonderin’ what in the world is goin’ on here. I try ta’ live a simple life. Takin’ care a’ ma’ Mama, workin’ six day a’ week as the number one (an’ only) checkout girl at Abigail’s Grocerette in town, an’ goin’ ta’ church on Sundays. That’s ma’ life an’ I’m here ta’ tell ya‘ that I’m happy with it. An’ I aim ta’ stay that way.
But then comes along, an’ I don’t know why, sometimes jus’ outa the blue, comes trouble. By the way, I’m Thyme Quinn, that’s T-H-Y-M-E fer those a’ ya’ who think they need ta’ know. Me an’ ma’ Mama live in that ramshackle farm in the picture ya’ seen already. It don’t look like much, an’ the truth is, it ain’t … much, that is. But it’s the best we got … an’ it’s home.
I spend a lotta time by m’a self, when I can, prayin’ … up here in this here God’s meadow out back a’ the house. I talk to God near every day. He brings me peace. He don’t say nothin’ back, but I do believe he listens. An’ I don’t mind if He don’t talk … well, that is, most a’ the time.
But sometimes, like on a day like today, when I’m jus’ … well, how can I say it? Jus’ down in the dirt … I wish He could jus’ speak on up, an’ jus’ mutter somethin’ … jus’ so I know he’s listenin’ an’ thinkin’ on how He’s gonna … gonna … smile on me.
I’m not lookin’ fer ‘im ta’ save ma’ soul, mind ya’. No nothin like that, jus’ a little nod ma’ way, you know, jus’ a little touch.
Oh, God, can’t ya jus’ send me a sign? Maybe jus’ blow a little breeze across the tops a’ the grasses around me, ta’ show me that yer listenin’?
God? Are ya’ there? Ya’ know I love ya’. I feel yer love fer me near every day, but today, I’m sorry, but I’m jus’ a little more needy than usual. God?
God, ya’ know I also love this here meadow. It’s where I find ya’. It’s where I pray. Somehow, I jus’ know yer here. I know it! Maybe yer shy, I donno, maybe yer jus’ too busy. I could understand that.
Am I jus’ talkin’ ta’ the wind? God? Are ya’ there? It’s me, Thyme. God?
Well, OK. Sorry fer pesterin’ ya … Guess I’ll be goin’ off ta’ work now. I’ll try again tomorrow. Have a nice day.
Mornin’ Thyme. You have a nice day too.
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This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022.
Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggle to understand her own complexities – complexities that we all struggle with daily.
We’ll be presentin’ this weekly, an’ doncha worry none, each episode won’t take ya’ more ‘an 5 or 6 minutes a shot. Along the way we promise lots a’ food for thought, a lotta laughs, an’ even a revelation or two regardin’ your own life.
Try it. He’s a different kinda God. He talks back … in plain English.
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Peter Link is an American composer, lyricist, music producer, stage director, and presently CEO/Creative Director of Watchfire Music, an on-line Inspirational record company and music store. During his career, Peter has been nominated twice for the Tony Award, including Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor and Joseph Papp’s production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, won the NY Critics’ Drama Desk Award for Salvation out of which came his first million-selling record, “(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can’t I Touch You?”, and worked, mainly as a composer in a number of entertainment mediums ranging from pop music to Broadway, television, ballet, films and Inspirational music.From Wikipedia/Peter Link
Join Peter Link as he presents his life’s work in his podcast, “Scattershot Symphony.” Each episode looks at a different movement in the symphony of his life’s work, which spans some 40 years. Though it’s roughly 90 percent music, Peter manages to regale the listeners with fascinating stories and anecdotes related to his music over the years. Tune in and subscribe to Scattershot Symphony — The Music of Peter Link.