Monday, July 31, 2006

Morning Edition - 7/31/06

Whether We Like It…
After a visit from a close friend this weekend, I was struck with the overwhelming feeling that everything really does change. After dropping my friend off and bidding him farewell, I proceeded to join some other friends for a beer. On my way to meet them Oleta Adams was wafting from my car radio…softly singing one of my favorite ballads, written by Bernard Ighner – Everything Must Change. The song is simple, sublime and comforting. We can’t stop time and we can’t stop change. Rather than dishing out a lengthy diatribe for the group today, I’d rather share those lyrics. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE
(Bernard Ighner)


Everything must change
Nothing stays the same
Everyone must change
No one stays the same

The young become the old
And mysteries do unfold
Cause that's the way of time
Nothing and no one goes unchanged

There are not many things in life
You can be sure of
Except rain comes from the clouds
Sun lights up the sky
And hummingbirds do fly

Winter turns to spring
A wounded heart will heal
But never much too soon
Yes everything must change

The young become the old
And mysteries do unfold
Cause that's the way of time
Nothing and no one goes unchanged

There are not many things in life
You can be sure of
Except rain comes from the clouds
Sun lights up the sky
And butterflies do fly

Rain comes from the clouds
Sun lights up the sky
And music
And music
Makes me cry

On Blast
What event had a life-altering impact leaving you forever changed? Describe how that change defines who you are today.

Keep passin’ the open window…

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess the most life-changing experience was losing someone I truly cared deeply for, to the stupidity of the choices they made. The one thing I did get from it was a brand new love and renewed hope that there is a "silver lining behind every dark cloud". So when things seem their darkest there is hope

Cocoa Rican said...

My realization that I could be betrayed, deceived and made vulnerable like everyone else. After years of believing I was running the show, I realized I was a supporting character and the only place I would ever have complete peace was with myself. That said, I’m a much stronger person for it, but a more detached person as well.

Anonymous said...

In the year 2002, the Lord spared my life not once, but twice. I know you may found this unbelievable, so did I at the time and later I found out the people that were the dearest to me still do not believe; but I digress. Although I still consider myself as being a little Christen because of my still worldly ways and actions I struggle with day to day. I know that by his grace, through grace and because of his never ending or changing mercy, I am here, here to do a job. My servanthood to God and the people of God have been a truly wonderful and most fulfilling life changing experience of my life.
Moreover, I am forever grateful…

J’Moo

Anonymous said...

cocoa rican,
Character???
You mean actress, sweetie!