In the Ring of Fire
1. When was the last time you sang spontaneously and why?
I sang the National Anthem with the crowd this morning at this service.
In addition, to the ringing of the bells, a special United States flag that once flew over the World Trade Center will be hoisted to half-staff on the flagpole in front of Fire Station Five. On display in front of the station is a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. The city of New York has requested that the special flag be flown over the piece of steel at half-staff Sept. 11 each year. It has been done every year since the city received the flag in 2004.
What: Tolling of the Bells (Fallen Firefighter Tribute for 9/11)
When: 6:45 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11, 2023
Where: Fire Station Five, 1020 Hinson St
2. What would it be like if singing was part of work?
Singing at work, a secret delight,
Hidden 'neath the fluorescent light,
In cubicles and office halls,
Where monotony often enthralls.
A whispered tune, a hushed refrain,
A melody to ease the strain,
Behind a desk or at a machine,
A quiet escape from the routine.
In meetings long and emails vast,
A song can make the hours pass,
A subtle act, a covert art,
To keep the spirit from falling apart.
So sing we must, though softly so,
In the realm where paperwork flows,
A reserve of music, our souls unfurl,
A hidden symphony in the working world.
(Jena, you can read the poem from top to bottom and then from the last line back up to the top. A reverse poem just for your delightful question.)
3. If you could sing at work, what music would you choose?
I’d work as a backup singer and dancer for Lady Gaga.
Imagine singing and dancing to~
"Born This Way"
"The Edge of Glory"
"Rain on Me"
New Guinea, Jena! One of the wonders on this earth!