Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Language and Imagery

In an interview on a programme my wife was watching last night dealing with Michael Jackson, they played a clip of something he was being asked about regarding his music and dancing.
Roughly as best I understood my wife’s retelling it to me was as follows, he, Michael said he hated putting his name to what he wrote, sang about, as he said, “ALL music comes from God”, he went on to say regarding his dancing, his moves, he simply responding to what was there, gave expression to it, what he saw, as if the music was his choreographer.

Michael was in my opinion one of those mystics, clowns and artists I wrote about over here.
The following quote is from Brennan Manning’s book, “A Glimpse of Jesus.”

“To move through the language and imagery of Jesus’ parables offers some fascinating insights into his sensibilities.
Noah Webster defines an ‘iconoclast’ as “one who makes attacks on cherished beliefs and institutions, one who destroys or opposes the veneration of religious images.” Jesus the master storyteller, was clearly an iconoclast. His parables expressed in words what his actions demonstrated. He shattered idols idols and blew away preconceived ideas of who God is and what men and women are meant to be.”

As His story of an unending forever unconditional love is being read to my heart through His lips, I continue to be awakened, freeing me to live in a world that at best only knows one currency, the coinage of performing well, all the time discovering the unmeasured wealth of whose I am!



Anonymous said...

Hmmm, that was interesting. Looks like somethings will always remain mystery.

I myself has been trying to solve the mystery of the legend that forces you to have "earn it before

having it", for a wile now. Could not understand much though.

Let me know in case you get to understand the mystery of the Old Hound and the Legend

By the way, good writing style. I'd love to read more on similar topics

Māris said...

I'd like to add the lyrics of that beautiful song by Michael Jackson.

Will You Be There lyrics

Hold Me
Like The River Jordan
And I Will Then Say To Thee
You Are My Friend

Carry Me
Like You Are My Brother
Love Me Like A Mother
Would You Be There?

Tell Me Will You Hold Me
When Wrong, Will You Skold Me
When Lost Will You Find Me?

But They Told Me
A Man Should Be Faithful
And Walk When Not Able
And Fight Till The End
But I'm Only Human

Everyone's Taking Control Of Me
Seems That The World's
Got A Role For Me
I'm So Confused
Will You Show To Me
You'll Be There For Me
And Care Enough To Bear Me

(Hold Me) show me
(Lay Your Head Lowly)
told me
(Softly Then Boldly)
(Carry Me There)
I'm Only Human

(Lead Me)
hold me
(Love Me And Feed Me)
ye yeah
(Kiss Me And Free Me)
(I Will Feel Blessed)
I'm Only Human

(Carry Me Boldly)
Carry me
(Lift Me Up Slowly)
(Carry Me There)
I'm Only Human

(Save Me)
need me
(Heal Me And Bathe Me)
lift me up lift me up
(Softly You Say To Me)
(I Will Be There)
I Will Be There

(Lift Me)
i'm gonna care
(Lift Me Up Slowly)
(Carry Me Boldly)
(Show Me You Care)
Show Me You Care

(Hold Me)
(Lay Your Head Lowly)
i git lonly some times
(Softly Then Boldly)
i git lonly
(Carry Me There)
yeah yeah carry me there
yeah yeah yeah
In Our Darkest Hour
In My Deepest Despair
Will You Still Care?
Will You Be There?
In My Trials
And My Tripulations
Through Our Doubts
And Frustrations
In My Violence
In My Turbulence
Through My Fear
And My Confessions
In My Anguish And My Pain
Through My Joy And My Sorrow
In The Promise Of Another Tomorrow
I'll Never Let You Part
For You're Always In My Heart.

Rich said...


Thanks for this, I wanted to include the words here as well.
They point to a reality found only in an unconditional love which we all need to experience!

Anonymous said...

Man, I followed that the dark truth link, and was completely in the story. Damn exciting. The latest post talks about a friend of him who's gone missing . Somewhere on his way to Leh, India. And the guy is asking for help find it. Soundss like an online game . This looks interesting. M already hooked on.