Friday, November 03, 2006

My love for John Mayer's lyrics...

Since I do not actually know him personally, I cannot say I love him. I can however, express my undying love for his lyrics. I believe Dan the man is the only person I know who understands, appreciates, and shares my profound admiration. It is very nice to have Dan around with whom to discuss, to analyze, and to make sing to me. (It's like having a real live John Mayer at my disposal!) However, I wanted to share one thing with those who do not necessarily have the same affections Dan and I do.

After a little research, I discovered Mr. Mayer has a blog on which he writes regularly. Last week, he posted something that really hit home, as it's what I've been thinking about constantly these days.

On, 10/28/2006 he wrote:

"'CHANGE
I've been thinking about something lately.
Imagine this:
You're on an airplane, sleeping with your head against the window, your heart set on being home this time three hours from now. All of a sudden, something goes very wrong. The plane stops moving across the air and instead starts falling through it. The lights are flickering and the movie is skipping. The plane dips hundreds of feet in seconds, and the yellow cups fall from the ceiling. They're a brighter shade of yellow than you remember, because unlike the demonstration, these cups have never been handled before. "Flight attendants take your seats now", you hear, the pilot's voice trembling over a cacophony of alert tones. You get that smell in the bridge of your nose like you've just been hit with a football. That's what the fear smells like. The plane is going down.
Four more drastic drops in under a minute. People are crying. For all the folklore about how your life flashes before your eyes, you're remarkably fixed on one vision - your parents. They're sleeping at this very moment, in a bedroom so quiet they can hear the clock in the kitchen. And you can see them, clear as can be. You wish you could see a playground or a first kiss, but all you can see is your parents sleeping. Huh. Well, that's that.
Several long minutes go by. Then, all at once, the lights come back on and the plane somehow rights itself. Some people cheer, but most people cry harder. The plane lands about an hour later, and as soon as you feel that touch down - hell, even when you were within 50 feet of the ground and could still technically survive a fall - you realize that however you brokered the deal between you and God worked; you've just been granted life in overtime.
Here's the question: what do you change? Whom do you call that you haven't spoken to in years? Whom do you realize has been toxic to your heart and drop with surprising ease? What trips do you cancel, and what trips do you book? What can't you be bothered with anymore? What's the new you like?

Think about that, and then ask one more question. Why not just change it all right now?


(Working on it...)

POSTED BY JOHN MAYER AT 04:48 AM FROM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA"

A man after my own heart...maybe we should meet to chat? Oh, how I do love his music...

Continuum = FANTASTIC, go buy it!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about

"I'm in repair
Im not together
but im getting there"

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"We're goin down
and you can see it too
We're goin down
and you know that we're doomed
my dear
we're slow dancing in a burnin room"

;)

Cupcake said...

my favorite:

"i'm as bold as love."

the new me said...

you ask...

"what do you change? Whom do you call that you haven't spoken to in years? Whom do you realize has been toxic to your heart and drop with surprising ease? What trips do you cancel, and what trips do you book? What can't you be bothered with anymore? What's the new you like?

Think about that, and then ask one more question. Why not just change it all right now?"

Changes I am going to make right now:

~More phone dates with my friends. I boycott all text messaging for conversations. It's a passive meaningless method of communication devoid of emotions. Calling all friends, let's start making plans for more adventures. You only live once, so dive right in!

~The boy I love who doesn't love me back is toxic to my heart. I am saying good bye for good. I know there is some one out there who is capable of loving just as much as I am. Some one who wants a partner in crime and who knows Homer (the poet) was right on. I can't wait to meet him.

~I am canceling all useless activities. If I don't love it, I'm not doing it or not going there.

~The trips I plan to take involve more adventures with my friends and family. There is no time like the present.

~I can't be bothered with meaninglessness. I know that is vague but it means something to me. I can't be bothered with envy, fear, or boredom. Most of all, I can't be bothered with indifference.

~The new me is a work in progress who is stretching fearlessly into the unknown with the belief that no matter what experiences and adventures I have, whether they be good or bad, I will learn, grow, and continue. I will never settle. I will always improvise and smile because I believe "the heart of life is good."