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SoCS: Ode to Joy


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ode.” Find a one- or two-syllable word that rhymes with “ode,” or use the word “ode.” Have fun!

Ode. Mode: most frequently ocurring score (from statistics) which I guess is what makes the hill in the bell curve. “Ode to Billy Joe.” Maybe someone else will do that. How about “Ode to Joy?”

Here’s a flash mob.

I’ve been in small dance mobs, more like acting mobs or mime mobs. I bet I have a picture somewhere……

Very improv. That’s me on the right with the red hair about 10 -15 yrs ago.

It was a fun time when I was much more social, not romanticly, and finding myself while focusing on friendship with a very accepting group of people.

I’d like to sing in a flash mob some day. I would want to enunciate because I can’t really hear the words in the “Ode to Joy above.” I worry about that in choir – that the organ could overpower the lyrics. Maybe it’s my hearing? Anyway, I’m going to find the words to “Ode to Joy…”

So there are many differernt versions. There’s the original poem written in German, the hymn, and here’s a simpler version, well, the lyricis are simple, the music not so much. (Maybe I couldn’t understand the words in the flash mom version bc they were singing in German?)

In all the mess and confusion of the world,

I hope you find many moments of joy!

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

16 thoughts on “SoCS: Ode to Joy

  1. Nice job with the prompt JoAnna. My wife suggested Ode to Joy but I was already done.

  2. The one I hear most frequenty is the one that starts “Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee…”

    • Yes. That’s the hymn I’ve heard the most, too. It’s beautiful. Thanks for the delightful link! The simpler one was new to me and jumped into my SoC.

  3. Wishing you the same, JoAnna 🙂

  4. Hearing “Ode to JOy’ performed can be uplifting for sure.

  5. It was even in the Beatles’ movie, ‘Help!’

  6. Two lovely versions of one of my favorites, JoAnna! Very joyous post! ❤ The crowd in the first video was great, especially the little boy up the pole playing conductor! Thank for posting this! ❤

  7. Flash mobs are the best!!

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