Saturday, December 09, 2006

It's a Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day is my favorite song, It has been ever since it was released, since the first time I heard it years ago on the Radio. It was on X96, when they used to play 5 new songs at 10 pm.

I've listened to it before all the major events in my life, and even some of the minor ones. Play performances and first date, competitions and birthdays; I listened to it on Graduation Day. It reminds me of how every day something magnificent happens. It loosens me up, makes me cheerful. I breathe deeply and the air is sweeter. I watch a sunset and the lights are more magnificent. It reminds me of how glad I am to be alive. How glad I am to be who I am.

I've been thinking about the future. The great mystery. Mostly because I realized the other day that in a couple months I'm going to be leaving for two years. I won't see a single familiar face. I won't see my family, I won't see my friends, I won't see familiar mountains or buildings. And then after those two years I'm going to come back, and I'll be different. and then after that, I get on with the rest of my life. I'll finally make a choice about what I want to be, I'll get an education in that. I'm going to get married and have kids. The future is now.

I was singing a Christmas song at work the other day, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and a few lines really struck me, lines that I had never really paid any heed to:
"Faithful friends who are dear to us/Gather near to us once more./Through the years /We all will be together, /If the Fates allow"
Now, I don't believe that fate controls our lives, but I do believe that whatever happens happens. And as I sang this to myself I thought of you, my friends; because I've been wondering what my future will hold, and if it's going to hold any of you. And when I sang this I realized something, I realized that everything is going to be alright. And that's all I needed to know. It really is a beautiful day.

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
But there's no room
No space to rent in this town
You're out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you're not moving anywhere
You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace

It's a beautiful day
The sky falls and you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination
You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you

It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light, and
See the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out

It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day
Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now

It was a beautiful day
It's warm in the sun, I reach to the sun

--Beautiful Day, U2


At 11:30 AM, Blogger thesexyswede said...

that was beautiful

At 4:55 PM, Blogger Sousa said...

Thanks Jessy


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