Saturday, September 6, 2008

Synchronicity and my Playful Mentor

The world is made of spider webs
The threads are stuck to me and you
Be careful what you’re wishing for
’cause when you gain you just might lose
’You just might lose your...Spider web
-- Spiderweb © 1995 Joan Osborne





There is a great deal of wisdom in the world around us, coming out from the most surprising places. Powerful, intense messages reach out and inspire our attention as if the words are in neon, bold font--out of context and singled out in print, in a song, or maybe it will appear as an image with a particular ‘glow’ that speaks to the core of our existence—speak to us, specifically. It’s really quite entertaining how we are so personally related to, as if by some magical, unseen mentor of a very playful spirit.

Sometimes there might only be a single line or relevant point in an entire book. Even so, this small part adds beyond the comprehension of reason to our life. When we are particularly blessed, we encounter a song, book, image, etc that continues new communication with us time after time we return to it. In such cases, there is just no anticipating where our partner in this mysterious conversation just might take us next.

May you be so blessed and guided, my friends,
CG


This song by singer/songwriter Joan Osborne (also http://www.myspace.com/joanosborne --link to purchase Joan’s work from either place).
Complete lyrics

Spiderweb © 1995 Joan Osborne
I dreamed about ray charles last night

And he could see just fine

Dreamed about ray charles last night
And he could see just fine,
you know I asked him for a lullaby
He said, ’honey, I don’t sing no more
’No more, no more, no more
Ray don’t sing no more

He said, ’since I got my eyesight back,
My voice has just deserted me.
No ’georgia on my mind’ no more...
I stay in bed with mtv.

’Then ray took his glasses off
And I could look inside his head
Flashing like a thunderstorm
I saw a shining spider web
Spider web (repeat 3x)

In ray charles’ head
I dreamed about ray charles last night
He took me flying in the air
Showed my own spider webs
Said, ’honey, you had best take care.
The world is made of spider webs
The threads are stuck to me and you
Be careful what you’re wishing for
’cause when you gain you just might lose
’You just might lose your...
Spider web (repeat 3x)

What ray charles said
When you’re feelin’ lonely
When you’re hidin’ in your bed
Don’t forget your string of pearls
Don’t forget your spider web

When I go to sleep tonight
Don’t let me dream of brother ray
No, no, no, don’t...
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad he sees
Just like him best the other way

Spider web (repeat 3x)
What ray charles said...
In ray charles head

All I got’s my spider web
C’mon ray
Keepin’ me alive

4 comments:

Marelisa said...

Hi CG: What an interesting song. I guess sometimes the cross we have to bear in life comes with gifts. And if someone were to lift that cross, our gifts would be taken away as well. (I think you left a comment on my blog and I accidentally deleted it :-( ).

CG Walters said...

...isn't that the truth, Marelisa. Nothing is ever black or white, but every varying shade between the two, depending on from where one takes a look.
Many blessings,
CG

Lanceman said...

This is a powerful song in really listening to the lyrics. The spider web of our life - makes me wonder what threads are stuck to me, and what happens if they're not...

CG Walters said...

When I was a young kid, I had a very high fever and was delusional (or temporarily broke the delusion). I could only see the legs of those in the room.
I would call for water or some comfort, but whenever anyone moved, it felt as if we were all one organism, and their movement was immediately felt inside and outside of me--this sensation of 'oneness' was so foreign that it frightened me, so I quickly asked them to sit down again.

..what happens if the threads are not? I am thankful that they are...
blessings to you and your dear ones, Lanceman.
CG