Wednesday, January 04, 2012
End of the Beginning . NaBloPoMo
I probably ought to save this post for the end of the month when it will be the end of posts about beginnings, but I don't want to forget about it, so it comes at the beginning of beginnings instead of a the end =) Coincidentally (or perhaps not?) a friend of mine posted this song on their Facebook page this morning and I've been thinking about it ever since. The lyrics are powerful, and compliment what I posted yesterday. This version, with David Phelps singing, has subtitles so you can really consider the words as well as the music.
End of the Beginning
Interestingly enough, I once overheard a conversation in an airport waiting area that was very similar to the one recorded in this song. It took place in Boston's Logan Airport between two college-aged guys. One was telling the other about this "great book" he'd been reading: the Bible. "It has everything you want in a good story," he said: murder, mayhem, mystery, love, lust...you know, all the good stuff!" The other guy didn't know how to respond to this. He kept saying "The Bible?" And the first guy would say "I know! I couldn't believe it either!" Truth is, of course, that all that stuff is in the Bible, but there is so much more. So. Much. More. And it is the more--the end of the beginning--that David Phelps sings about...and that makes all the difference in the world.