May I Suggest

17 10 2007

Been pondering a lot about spirituality lately – about what it means to me and fine-tuning what is is that I believe, and what or who I turn to when I need help or guidance.  Not sure why I’m pre-occupied with it – oh, perhaps because I’m steering toward a bunch of life transitions all at once, which perhaps can have the effect of inspiring one to firm up one’s spiritual side as a grounding force in the midst of great change.

One thing I’ve noticed is that I get a lot of inspiration through music.  I’ve been deeply connected to music from as long as I can remember, and have a few songs whose lyrics seem to really speak to me on a deep level – leaving me with a feeling of prayer each time I hear them.  Here’s one of my current favorites, a song by Susan Werner, covered by Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert, and was also played at our wedding:

MAY I SUGGEST
From: New Non-Fiction (2001)
Copyright © Susan Werner

May I suggest
May I suggest to you
May I suggest this is the best part of your life
May I suggest
This time is blessed for you
This time is blessed and shining almost blinding bright
Just turn your head
And you’ll begin to see
The thousand reasons that were just beyond your sight
The reasons why
Why I suggest to you
Why I suggest this is the best part of your life

There is a world
That’s been addressed to you
Addressed to you, intended only for your eyes
A secret world
Like a treasure chest to you
Of private scenes and brilliant dreams that mesmerise
A lover’s trusting smile
A tiny baby’s hands
The million stars that fill the turning sky at night
Oh I suggest
Oh I suggest to you
Oh I suggest this is the best part of your life

There is a hope
That’s been expressed in you
The hope of seven generations, maybe more
And this is the faith
That they invest in you
It’s that you’ll do one better than was done before
Inside you know
Inside you understand
Inside you know what’s yours to finally set right
And I suggest
And I suggest to you
And I suggest this is the best part of your life

This is a song
Comes from the west to you
Comes from the west, comes from the slowly setting sun
With a request
With a request of you
To see how very short the endless days will run
And when they’re gone
And when the dark descends
Oh we’d give anything for one more hour of light

And I suggest this is the best part of your life

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2 responses

19 10 2007
s. k-c.

I love those lyrics…

26 11 2008
Loren

It’s some werid but maybe acceptably

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