Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Your Introspective Reflection of the Day, sponsored by...

I've been fascinated with the musical "Rent" for a while. The music is absolutely beautiful, and gives me chills whenever I hear it.

There is one song in particular called "No Day But Today". For some reason, it's been getting to me lately. I think it's the idea that we are not promised anything, not even the day. I don't think we get that, and I don't think we're supposed to get that. Can you imagine if we obsessed over the end every minute of every day? We're not meant to understand that every day, every second we get is a blessing. We're not promised the future--and, yet, we plan for it anyway.

I posted the lyrics below to this song, but it's power cannot be conveyed in just words. You should take the time to listen to the music, listen to the artist's sing it. It's powerful stuff.

There is no future, there is no past
Thank God this moment’s not the last

There’s only us
There’s only this
Forget regrets
Or life is yours to miss

No other road,
No other way,
No day but today

There’s only us,
Only tonight,
We must let go,
To know what’s right

No other course,
No other way,
No day but today

I can’t control my destiny
I trust my soul,
My only goal is just to be

There’s only now
There’s only here
Give in to love
Or live in fear

No other path
No other way
No day but today

1 comment:

Julia said...

I'm going to call you today when I get back to my hotel, so if you see a really long and strange number on your cell, it's me so pick up if you can!

I love you, Jessica. I think about you every day. I miss you.