Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More Peter Gabriel




I found this available on Amazon here - it really is a concert you can watch again and again, getting more out of the performance and music as you listen.  

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mercy Street

A beautiful rendition, live from Milan in 2003.  I remember first watching him perform this song on DVD in my basement home theater and crying.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Good Staff is So Hard to Find!

Indeed, one can search a lifetime.  Now if she just had opposable thumbs...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Against the Wind

So two thoughts that have been running around in my brain.  One is from a song -"Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then."  On one level, it's really simple - some things happen in life that we'd rather forget.  But it also calls to learned behavior and skill sets that only come with time.  Sometimes letting life happen, in the moment, right in front of you *is* what's important.  But as we get older, that can become more difficult.  Everything we do and everything we have done helps us be the person we are today.  And there's nothing wrong with that - it is what it is.  But it doesn't mean that we shouldn't sometimes take a step back and try to look at things in a new light, without preconceptions.

Another is "Live on Purpose."  So many meanings to this - often the simplest sayings are the hardest to understand.  To many, this means to live a godly life or to live under a common purpose.  What I've been considering is a different meaning - live your life according to a purpose and not simply letting purpose come to you.  I have struggled with this off and on my entire life.  I still don't have an answer, other than I strive to figure things out when I realize what I'm doing.

To put both of these together is far more difficult.  I need to be able to react to things with the knowledge that comes from experience, but without preconceptions that will cloud my judgement.  I also need to make judgments and plan according to my beliefs while keeping others from unfairly influencing my opinions.

And that's easier said than done.  But no one ever said life was going to be easy - well, no one that I trust.