Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Moment In Space

There is but one story,
Playing slightly out of tune,
Symbols through the looking glass,
The sea reflecting moon.
Each minute forms a new existence,
              Bits of rapture and fleeting emotions,              
A thousand years is but an instant,
The past holds frozen in the distance.
They say you cannot understand this life,
And live it simultaneously.
You must give in; let it sweep you up,
To give coherence to the mystery. 
We can fly around as birds,
Forming intricate and subtle patterns,
Creation birthed of imperfection,
The sea rejects no rivers. 
This ride requires no explanations,
We are choreographers of this dance,
Authors of our stories,
Creators of our chance. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

May The Road Rise To Meet You

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.  The broken places, the cracks, the fissures, the places where life resides. My children showed me what it means to love. God could be love. Love could be the glue that connects everything. Everything we do and say affects the whole. We are spiders. We are butterflies. We hurt each other. We hurt ourselves. We love each other. We love ourselves. We heal ourselves. We heal the whole.

Every moment I die and am reborn, am I not indestructible? Every smile changes us. Every heartbreak. Every sunrise. Every sunset. Every song. Music is the soundtrack of life. Without music, life would be a mistake. Music is one our greatest forms of self-expression, human expression. It's the story of who we are.

 I wax philosophical when my heart is sad. And when it's happy...Happy, sad. Aren't they the same thing anyways? One brings about the other.  It seems to me like the world is made up of paradoxes. There are no answers, just more questions. Can we learn to live with uncertainty? The only thing that never changes is that everything changes. Live in this moment. It's the only thing that really exists. And it's a beautiful night. It is a very beautiful night.

Carried Away On The Crest Of A Wave

If you walk away, I'll walk away
First tell me which road you will take
I don't want to risk our paths crossing some day
So you walk that way, I'll walk this way

And the future hangs over our heads
And it moves with each current event
Until it falls all around like a cold steady rain
Just stay in when it's looking this way

And the moon's laying low in the sky
Forcing everything metal to shine
And the sidewalk holds diamonds like a jewelry store case
They argue walk this way, no, walk this way

And the world's got me dizzy again
You think after 22 years I'd be used to the spin
And it only feels worse when I stay in one place
So I'm always pacing around or walking away

I keep drinking the ink from my pen
And I'm balancing history books up on my head
But it all boils down to one quotable phrase
If you love something, give it away

You'll be free child once you have died
From the shackles of language and measurable time
And then we can trade places, play musical graves
Till then walk away, walk away

So I'm up at dawn
Putting on my shoes
I just want to make a clean escape
I'm leaving but I don't know where to
I know I'm leaving but I don't know where to