If you haven’t listened to The Weepies yet, you definitely should. You can download their songs from iTunes, but you can also check them out for free on You Tube. The ones I love so much I bought from iTunes include “Somebody Loved,” “Simple Life,” and “Stars.” “World Spins Madly On” is another one of my favorites, but I’m on a limited iTunes budget, so I listen to it on You Tube instead.
One of their songs, “Stars” from the Say I Am You album, has been running through my head all day. Especially the line, “You’ve got yours, and I’ve got mine.”
At one time in my life, I felt that the world should be black and white, that things were either right or wrong, that there must be a reason or argument for or against everything. That was a long time ago, when I was a teenager, and although my sense of truth hasn’t changed, I no longer feel that the world is black and white.
It’s not that my life at home was idyllic and everything fell into neatly ordered boxes – if you know me, you know it was hardly that. Instead, I was filled with a strong sense of what should be, rather than what was. As a young adult and now moving into my late (sheesh!) twenties, the grayness of the real world sometimes shocks my senses.
I’m not a relativist, but I do sometimes take the stance, you’ve got yours, and I’ve got mine. You have your culture, your worldview, your way of seeing and perceiving the world around you. And I’ve got mine. These things make us who we are; they affect the very way we interact with our world and with one another. Who am I to wish the world was cast in black and white? With such a limited palette, think how much we would miss out on…
I still believe in a world that should be, and I still envision this world in my dreams and vision for the future. This is hope, and innocence, and although sometimes I am overwhelmed by all the gray, I hope I am always someone who believes in a world that should be.