May 6, 2013

6/5: Music for Monday...




I have this quote printed on a magnet. I've had it for ages. I can't remember where I bought it (probably one of those spontaneous purchases at the cash register) but I do remember the first time I read it. 


I loved this bit:  LOOSEN UP, SCREAM, CURSE THE WORLD. 


I've added that to my bucket list. How invigorating would that be! Imagine standing on the edge of a cliff on your own; the air around you, still and portent. Suddenly you take a huge breath and let loose with the biggest scream of your life. The first time you do it, you might feel stupid. Self conscious, even. But then you gather yourself and try it again, putting all your angst and frustrations into a blood-curdling scream that soars out into the open space beyond. You listen to the echo bounce back to you.


And then:  COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS. JUST LET GO. JUST BE.


After all that screaming, it stands to reason that you'd feel some kind of release wouldn't you think? Which could easily be extended and enhanced for a much longer period of time with a relaxing weekend away at an indulgent spa? Where can I sign up for that? I know, I know, I'm projecting but for the record, I like my bubbles in a tall crystal glass, ploise.


So as a tip of my hat to quote writer Carol Shields, I thought today's selection should reflect our continual search for a truer, deeper meaning of self. This particular legendary band sprang to mind -  when you need lyrics with meaning, you'd be hard pressed to go past them. They've got a repertoire so extensive you can find a song for almost any situation. This one happens to be one of my favourites... its iconic opening guitar solo speaks to my soul in a way no other does. 


I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for 
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for


U2 - I still haven't found what I'm looking for





Happy Monday, people.



2 comments:

  1. Hello dearest lade. It's been a while. I visit, but sometimes am stressed and rushed and neglect to leave a comment.

    I love that song. Do you have a bucket list? I haven't got one, but praps it's time to start. Would love to know what's on yours.
    x

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    1. Hello my dear friend. My bucket list in my head, but one of these days I must write it down. Sorry to hear you've been a little stressed... seems like there's a bit of that going around! x

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