Thursday, April 15, 2010
It's a two-for-one kind of day!
Along with the FIRE! (sale) you get this added reflection! BONUS!
Perhaps I was inspired by the monstrosity that is the KFC Double Down that emerged this week into our cultural sphere...
That's right friends, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is TWO pieces of FRIED chicken used as BUNS.
Why things like this are not yet illegal in our country, I do not know. So I refuse to give KFC kudos even though the marketing is kind of genius for lack of a completely better word.
Okay, so back to reflecting! Today is a beautiful day, so I took a little loop around outside the building next door (as I often do) and a song that my roommate and I were discussing the other day came into my head:
"More to Life"- Stacie Orrico
I've got it all, but I feel so deprived
I go up, I come down and I'm emptier inside
Tell me what is this thing that I feel like I'm missing
And why can't I let it go
There's gotta be more to life...
Than chasing down every temporary high to satisfy me
Cause the more that I'm...
Tripping out thinking there must be more to life
Well it's life, but I'm sure... there's gotta be more
Than wanting more
I've got the time and I'm wasting it slowly
Here in this moment I'm half way out the door
Onto the next thing, I'm searching for something that's missing
I'm wanting more
I'm always waiting on something other than this
Why am I feelin' like there's something I missed.....
This song was popular circa 2003 in the Christian realm which happened to be part of my year with NET. At the time, I looked at it a.) as like the ONE song that we could all agree on to play in the van and b.) as something that would speak to the teens and others who were into obvious "temporary highs" a la drugs, sex, rock'n'roll...
Oh, naive little me.
Today it struck me that this song is not just about the obviously sinful temporary highs, but anything that occupies our mind more than God. This song fits me at my stage in life now and I do not have but maybe 1 of those 3 proverbial highs (Rock'n'Roll, people! Rock'n'Roll..)
and I don't even have much of that. I only wake up feeling like P.Diddy maybe but a couple times a year...
"Why am I feeling like there's something I missed"? What are my temporary highs that I use "to satisfy me"?
Even the things we think are good and holy on this earth can keep us tied in the same spot and keep us from finding more. Because they are precisely that: things on this earth. We are made for something more.
And if we eat things like the Double Down we may find that out sooner than later...am I right?