The music memory this morning, "Sweet Hour of Prayer," got me also thinking of the various kinds of music each of us likes and use. For instance I have praise music going pretty much all day every day. At lease I do now. When Dad was still with me I had the praise music playing in the background of the office and my sewing room. I usually had the clock radio set to the Christian radio station so I woke up to praise music. The thing is.... my family, even Dad, doesn't like the praise music. So when people are visiting there is no music playing.
Dad liked classical, Gregorian chants, traditional hymns and Taize. Thankfully he is the one that found me the Christian radio station when I moved to be his primary care giver. I still listen to the same station - just "on line" instead of the clock radio. I did ask Dad, one time, what it was he didn't like about the praise music. He told me "it is too repetitive." The songs tend to "repeat" the chorus, at least for Dad, too many times.
Now remember I said his favorite was Gregorian chants and Taize....... which ARE repetitive. Sometime you do have to laugh or you will start screaming!