A well written lyric can have a powerful punch. If words move you, a line in a song can get a whole train of thinking started. The line that stops me in my tracks is from "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls. Considering I'm a Rolling Stones fan, who would have thought that I would like a band with the name Goo Goo Dolls. It's fun having eclectic taste in music. It makes your listening experience interesting and dynamic. Anyway, the line from "Iris" that makes me think is "Yeah, you bleed just to know you're alive".
We are all so caught up in our daily routines. Days come. Days go. We breathe and move, but do we live? What makes me know that I'm truly alive? Alive in spirit. As a mom, I move through my day handling this and that. There are many moments of joy, surprise and laughter. That's the quality of life worth all the stress and work. I always tell my husband that I want to feel connected in a conversation. He, in typical husband fashion, looks at me like "Oh, no she wants to have one of those deep conversations." I think you have to make a conscious effort to connect with people, nature, art and above all, God. Reaching out beyond ourselves must be what living is all about.
Here are more lyrics from the song:
I don't want the world to see me
Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
Isn't that what we all want? We just have to take the chance and put ourselves out there. It's like standing on top of a mountain and yelling for all to hear, "I'm alive and ready to live."