March 20, 2015

Hearts in Bloom

Beautiful Day

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There's no room
No space to rent in this town

You're out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you're not moving anywhere

You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace...

It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination...

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case...

What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now
Was a beautiful day...

It has become popular in some places to engage U2 music, the Irish band, for spiritual devotions. While some may see this as a curious trend, an unfettered or unstructured trend, others see it as a positive development. The intersection of art and spirituality is close, often quite close. The music of this band moves the hearts of many.

Art has long been valued as a devotion. There is religious, spiritual unity in art in the history of mankind stretching back for as far as can be reckoned. Not to be under-estimated, the power of art in its many forms  influences,  moves and informs the person who engages with it.
Likewise, it 's an equally powerful experience for the one who makes it.

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