MANTRA

"If I knew all the words, I would write myself out of here." MRAZ

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

why I love him so much

I know you guys think I am obsessive at times. And I don't disagree. Believe me, I know that I go overboard sometimes.

But this is part of the reason why I love Jason Mraz so much- just read this:

I'm not the person you want to meet. The music is. And the music is alive in you as much as it is in me. We created it together. Therefore, you already know me. We've already hugged and kissed. We grew close for a moment and then said our goodbyes.

It took my breath away.

The clouds of potential thought are heavy today. It feels like rain. I fear what would happen if I identified too strongly with one of those clouds. To do so would be to let my mind stop me from having a good time. And so, I take cover under the umbrella of the Tao Te Ching.

Truly:
Being and non-being are born of each other,
Difficulty and ease form one another,
Long and short mutually define,
High and Low to each other incline,
Tone and voice as one align,
Front and back each other bind.

-Lao Tzu, translated by Patrick Byrne

It takes a crane to build a crane.
Thanks for building me.

I love his words.
I love how he puts them together.
I want to be able to do that.

1 comment:

Marc said...

Ok, I'm sitting here reading "1001 Greatest Songs to Download Right Now" in the latest issue of Blender magazine. Jason Mraz listed 10 of his favorites. I remembered your post and had to go check out some of his music videos on youtube. I've been looking for some new tunes. Now I'm hooked. I don't think I'd go as far as to agree with his quote in your post, ("We've already hugged and kissed. We grew close for a moment.") Maybe Mraz and I hung out for a while, went fishing, or some other manly sort of companionship, we may have even grown slightly closer than an arm's length apart...but we most certainly neither hugged nor kissed. Anyway, I really liked his song, "I'm Yours." Thanks!