I took a walk earlier today and had some tunes in my ear. Today, I listened to Switchfoot's Hello Hurricane album. One of the songs really spoke to me, and I can't even really say why.
I've been thinking a lot lately about poetry. Not about reading it, per say, because that's not really my cup of tea. But I remember the days when I used to write the stuff. I could sit down in my little bedroom as a teenager and pull out my yellow legal pad and my pencil and just ooze creativity. Usually my words centered around puppy love or mega-hurts caused by said puppy love, but they were mine, and I used the pencil and paper to work out the angst within me.
I couldn't write a poem now to save my life. Well, maybe I could to literally save my life; I could come up with something. But that's not how I sort things out anymore. But when I listen to music, I hear something more behind the words, the angst behind the melody, the movement of the pen on paper working the beauty of creation out through continual strokes. Music is simply poetry with instruments.
So here's the lyrics to the song ("Always" by Switchfoot) that I fell in love with today: