Here goes my annual music augury.
Sort of like doing Tarot with your Ipod or other MP3 player.
I Ask: “Tell me what I need to know?” and then I push random play.
This is what I get:
Cover: “All I Ask” by Adele
So I am single again, and just a few days ago I felt so broken and confused, wondering like so many singers of the blues, what if I never love again? Then the dream of so many years ago came back to me so clearly that the only way to really move forward is to let go of the past I grasp. So yeah, this fits pretty well as a cover.
Cross: “You’ve Got A Friend” by Carol King
I sat still and closed my eyes and let the light fill me and put out to the universe to show me my real friends and my correct direction. And as always my Lady of Compassion heard and answered; a patient friend was there with Miso soup and a listening ear. A trip to the Buddhist Temple brought me a warm greeting from a cat and an unlikely crow and even my first ride on the light rail.
Behind: “Why” by Tracy Chapman
Why are the missiles called peacekeepers when they are aimed to kill?
Why is a woman still not safe when she is in her home?
Love is hate, war is peace, no is yes…..
Somebody’s gotta answer….
So let’s just say this is a pretty perfect song for what’s wrong in my life. One thing 2014 and 2015 have taught me is that love shouldn’t hurt and I have a right to feel safe, respected, cherished and if I don’t feel that where I am, it’s not my responsibility to change them or how they behave, but it is my responsibility and privilege to change my location.
As to world peace, I can’t raise the level of the ocean, but I can warm my little circle and I almost forgot that again. So back to peeing (if you don’t know the story, no worries, I will tell it again I am sure), I mean meditating.
Beneath: “I Feel The Earth Move” by Carol King
So a little musical augury puts my love of love at the root of my situation, passion is my Achilles heel. That is true, so I guess its a good thing that I am embracing a little less pleasure centered approach to living because I won’t, won’t, WON’T be here again.
Above: “Live Here With You” by Dusty Springfield
If wishes were horses, we’d all have a huge feed bill.
Before: “Bye Bye Bye” also Dusty Springfield
I sure get discouraged, when I think of what a fool I’ve been
Well, yeah, moving on….LOL
Self: “You’ve Got A Friend” in Me by Randy Newman
Well I guess I just need to realize being a toy loved by a child beats being a real superhero.
But doesn’t the universe realize, “I am Mrs. Nesbit!”
“Tell me the hat looked good, I know the apron was a little much, but tell me the hat looked good!”
I find it pleasantly humorous that as I decide to embrace a year of serious study of the teachings of Buddha and dedicated practice of letting go my illusions and attachments that this song comes up as self.
Maybe, if anyone is interested I could go through the whole amazing analysis of how Woody goes from ego driven love to compassion or how Buzz has a perfect existential crisis.
No one is actually interested in hearing my in depth philosophical treatise on “Toy Story?”
Family and Friends, Externals: “Back When” by Tim McGraw
So if there ever was a set of lyrics that fit the world I dream of its this song. I want to sip tea on a back porch, have doilies on my chair arms, feel safe and happy in a community of people. Yup, this song is also perfect.
Hopes and Dreams: “Rose Gold” by Pentatonix
Because we are all superstars!
Final Outcome: “Love in the Dark” by Adele
Yeah. Some choices can’t be unchosen and forgiveness is not permission. Some things broken can’t be repaired.
So anyway that was kind of fun. Tomorrow I may actually do a post that makes sense.