Remember how we chased it like shadows
Life was the ocean; we wanted to swimLooking back now, it’s just how the path goes
They tell you it’s over; you never begin
We don’t give ourselves time - the way that we used to
To watch it all happen, unfolding in sighs
You’d think we were blind, the things we can see through
The things we look past when emboldened inside
But it’s alright now, it’s alright
The ghosts of our glories are gray-bearded guides
The sound of our sorrows has stirred us inside
(But) I think maybe I’ve never felt more alive
I thought of these lines from the song It's Alright by Ellery tonight when I was looking back over the past few years since I began writing here on this blog. I've met some wonderful people... many of you I met over on The God Journey and others have been friends of others that have over time just began to share your journeys here and on some of the other blogs I check in on. I am amazed at how we have all changed and grown so much over these few years. We've all got to watch some wonderful things unfold in each others lives.
I'm guessing, but I am pretty confident that all of you have never felt more alive? Most times the growth, the unfolding, has been birthed through much disorientation and pain, but like myself I'm sure all of you would say you wouldn't trade it for anything. It's all been worth it and I am certain these changes aren't close to being over yet. SO WE WALK ON.
The song ends with this:
I don’t know how to make peace or find it
We’re most of us stories we’re scared to explain
But what if there’s sound, somewhere caught behind this
A song we can sing while we’re lying awake
I would venture to guess that we are learning how to find peace and some of it has been through having the courage to tell our stories that for too long we kept inside...afraid of what others might think. I hate what fear does to us and it is so refreshing hearing about how you all are walking out of the prisons that had been created by that fear. I have been so blessed that I have been able to listen in as these songs, your songs, that have been hidden inside have begun to be sang openly as you all express the wonderful freedom that has been opening up for you all. I look forward to the new songs that have yet to have been heard. I'm hearing and experiencing some beautiful harmony.