01 November 2006

I Go All Spiritual and Philosophical

Thanks to Enya's "May It Be." It was playing on my iTunes while I was grading papers, and so in the middle of reading a compare/contrast essay about basketball and wrestling, I begin thinking about this song.

When I hear this song, I am always transported to the Lord of the Rings movies. And for me, that is just a lovely place to be.

So I was curious, and looked up the lyrics for this song. Here's what I got...

May it be an evening star
Shines down upon you
May it be when darkness falls
Your heart will be true
You walk a lonely road
Oh! How far you are from home

Mornie utúlië (darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantië (darkness has fallen)
A promise lives within you now

May it be the shadows call
Will fly away
May it be you journey on
To light the day
When the night is overcome
You may rise to find the sun

Mornie utúlië (darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantië (darkness has fallen)
A promise lives within you now

A promise lives within you now

These lyrics almost make me cry and I don't know why. (Poet at work)
I love the line "Believe and you will find your way." But, believe in what? Believe in yourself? Believe in the Divine? For me - both. Myself, because that is one thing I truly have control over and the Divine, because everything they do/are in this world has a reason. If I allow myself to be tuned into what the universe tells me - I will find my way. This comes home for me after contemplating the changes that have come about in my relationship with my husband. I don't think it's some random chance that led me here to Blogstream, to the people I have met here, to my decision to follow the advice of those same people...currently bringing me to the level of peace and contentment I am beginning to feel. I am believing and I am finding my way.

Another line I love is the very last one. "A promise lives within you now." What does that mean? Of course, there is no absolute answer. It's different for everyone. As long as we are alive, we are something. We are capable of something. To me, that is very comforting. What is my promise? To write the next Great American Novel? To have another child? To teach forever? Who knows? But, I love knowing it's there. It's there if I believe.

It just reminds me that none of us are alone. Even if we are "alone", we aren't. Not really.

It makes me want to stick around this planet and find out what the universe tells me next. How will it send me its next message? Through another Enya song? Hmmmm...