While listening to this U2 song, I thought of the universal nature of the lyrics. Love in relationship and love in
greater relationship to our lives. It speaks of the process of love. Projection "you've got someone to blame",
meeting needs "one need in the night". We are "all one but we're not the same" but we "get to carry each other", we are all one. This is a concept that we are so rarely taught in the West.
Should we pass judgement on the individual that hasn't caught on? Should our individual journey feel threatened by oneness? I have been on a very individual journey for the past ten years. I have learned what I am most passionate about. I have learned about my many deficiencies as an adult. I knew my strengths. I
had been praised for them. My kindness, my artistic talents, my cooking, blah, blah, blah. I had never been
truly on my own and tested. This is where life makes us "crawl". Our blind side is now exposed.
"Love is a temple", "Love is a higher law", Oh, and love will make you "crawl". It may be for our children. It may be for a Cause we hold dear to our heart. There are times when all life has "got is hurt". We will crawl through our own pain at some point, if we are ever to be blessed with the enlightenment on the other side.
WE are ONE, but we must respect the individual journey. We evolve by allowing individual creativity. If you have ever created a piece of Art. The really magical pieces are the ones that have experimentation, mistakes, combined with skill. That's life well lived in a nut shell.
If you like Johnny Cash, he did a version of "One" on his "When the Man comes Around" CD. Bono sings backup vocals. It's pretty cool. I had a memory while writing this of a morning driving to work back in the 80's, I was a young single Mom trying to get to work on time each morning. I had just bought the "Rattle and Hum" cassette and had to listen to "All I want is You". I spilled my coffee while opening the cassette and was a little late since I had to clean things up when I arrived. I loved that song! Ahhh
The Blood Moon has come and past, this is a photo taken 12 hours before the eclipse. The moon has kept me feeling restless for the past 48 hrs. How about you?