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Re: PartlyCloudy speaks up, Bruce Cockburn, etc.

Posted by PartlyCloudy on December 30, 2010, at 8:26:52

In reply to Re: PartlyCloudy speaks up sigismund, posted by PartlyCloudy on December 30, 2010, at 7:59:34

> Thank you, I will look it up. I really like Bruce Cockburn's work. Will try to post any link I find here.
> pc

I found the lyrics:

Something jewelled slips away
Round the next bend with a splash
Laughing at the hands I hold out
Only air within their grasp
All you can do is praise the razor
For the fineness of the slash

'Til the Rose above the sky
And the light behind the sun
Takes all

Gutless arrogance and rage
Burn apart the best of tries
You carry the weight of inherited sorrow
From your first day till you die
Toward that hilltop where the road
Forever becomes one with the sky

'Til the Rose above the sky
And the light behind the sun
Takes all

Ozone on the midnight wind
Got me thinking of the sea
And the mercies of the currents that brought
Me to you and you to me
And in the silence at the heart of things
Where all true meetings come to be

'Til the Rose above the sky
And the light behind the sun
Takes all


The video on YouTube is a static shot of the 1979 album cover with the beautiful song playing.

Thank you, Sig, for pointing me towards this song.


It feels that I have spent an awful lot of time thinking of my faith in terms of my family's past. It's led me to become exploratory in nature. As a teen I made it my job to visit churches of many different faiths and listen to each underlying message. I was not seeking truth or resonance, but the story that all these people were listening to and believing.

I've never, ever, taken issue with what each individual believes. My mother was instrumental in teaching me tolerance and acceptance. After all, we (my immediate family) were always in a position of being minorities wherever we lived. The same is true of where I am today, politically speaking. So I am used to keeping a low profile and listening, listening. My faith is deep inside me; it gives me strength and I draw upon it every day.

It concerns me greatly when I do not see such tolerance practiced beyond my own self. What can I do but act from my principles and hope that others might see some wisdom in what I do? At the same time, I keep myself as safe as I can. I have a member of my family who is studying at a seminary; he is a good young man. We don't "talk" religion because he considers me to be uneducated, and this is true of my formal education. Irony.





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