Speed, sound, and light bulbs

“A light bulb went on for me.” 

– Amy

Amy is a saxophone player at an Arkansas high school where I guest-conducted  recently.  (A fulfilling experience — thanks to RHR, Jr. and his great band!)  Amy had not yet thought about the mathematical relationships among tempo markings in wind band music.  Her “light bulb moment” — in this case, related to the speed of sound — made me feel somewhat more effective in teaching and leading than I would have otherwise, but it did even more for her, I think.

When was the last time a light went on for you in Bible study, in prayer, in worship, in thought?

2 thoughts on “Speed, sound, and light bulbs

  1. Bob Bell 03/25/2013 / 5:48 pm

    I have discovered to my great dismay that there is more and more time between light bulbs going on for me. In fact, there seems to be a positive correlation with my advancing age. Even worse, the bulbs that do light up, don’t light up as brightly as before! There is hope though, I still have an occaisional bulb lighting up when I really concentrate on something!


    • Brian Casey 03/25/2013 / 5:57 pm

      Tell me about it. I go a long time between them, too. This probably says something about our age, and also, about our distractability….


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