We were young once
and we can be again
You have to find that thing that helps you come alive
Maybe it’s in the look of a small child
or a new believer
maybe it’s cooking or hiking
or running or knitting or playing sports
or watching a funny movie
maybe it’s going out into the wilderness
or in the heart of a city
What is that thing that makes you come alive?
You need to find it.
Life will not stop.
There are bills to pay and errands to run
and things to do,
but for the love of God and each other find it.
The world is waiting for you to open your eyes
and flood back into it like a tidal wave
and give the human race a healthy drink of Spiritual
We were young once
We can be again
It’s not a matter of chronos time
it’s right now for the taking
Sitting apart from you
on the carpet as
the cat plays with what-cha-ma-callit
a few feet away
I am so happy
as the spring rolls
in and the room is hot and wonderful
I could gaze at you forever
Cheers to you,
delight of my passing days!
We all have stuff we’re passionate about
Could be anything from photography to rock climbing
to hand crafts to My Little Pony
Dude, get down with your groovy self
Connect with those who share in your passion
join the fellowship of the saints
You’re not alone, you are love
have fun stay safe
unlock the inner geek =)
The other day, I had the chance to work with Alex Alford at the Colourfield studio in Asheville. Being able to connect with him, to lay everything down and work together to create art: that was a wonderful treat.
And this, perhaps, how art should be created: not by putting on faces, but by tossing our masks aside and being truly ourselves. This is the challenge. May we all, as artists and as people, step up to the plate.
The sun shines upon our windshield as we drive down the Blue Ridge, blaring 106.9 as we drive ’round bikers and sight seers toward the top of Grandfather Mountain.
Finally, we get there and we pull over and park. We pull the picnic stuff out of the back, the basket and the food and the sparkling water and the blankets. We take the short hike up through the trees, waving to other hikers, families and couples and elderly people with dogs.
We reach the top. We go out to the edge and look out. People are taking selfies. We stretch out our blanket and set up shop. We talk about the day, of work and worries, of small celebrations. We eat every last morsel and drink every drop, then we pack up and go home.
The view is just as lovely going down. It’s not about the journey or even the destination, but the time together. You gotta redeem the time while you can, cuz it’s fleeting. That’s for sure.
In the meantime, we’re happy just being us.
Today I tried the Hwy 55 Burger: 55 oz. burger with fries and a drink. I didn’t eat all of it, but it was delicious and I had a lovely conversation with the staff. I love how even attempting to do the incredible enlivens people. It’s so easy to just go through the motions. It’s another thing entirely to really experience life for all it is worth.
I am incredibly ecstatic to announce that the first shipment of “Into the Word” CDs are now in! This has been a two year process, off-and-on.
Definitely took me on one of the most exciting adventures I’ve been on, spanning two states, involving lots of new friends, and learning tons from seasoned professionals.
Check out IntotheWordMusical.com for more information.
Bless you all!