Sunday, June 2, 2024

#154 / Let It Be Known

Reach out your hand, if your cup be empty
If your cup is full, may it be again
Let it be known there is a fountain
That was not made by the hands of men
"Ripple," The Grateful Dead 
It would be pretty hard to overstate the impact of "Ripple," the Grateful Dead song that you can listen to and see performed on the Playing For Change video that is presented below. Some of the musicians who appear in that video are famous. Some aren't. They are all great. 

Here is a link to the lyrics, in case you don't know those lyrics all by heart. I am, personally, swept away by that verse that I have put at the top. It's Sunday, and a good day to remember that all our human works, including the world we create ourselves, are ultimately dependent upon that other world, the "World of Nature," the "World God Made." 

That world - the world into which we have been so mysteriously born - is not a world that was "made by the hands of men." 

The songs that remind us of this - and everything that reminds us of this - can, and perhaps will, and certainly should, bring tears to our eyes. 

Click that video link, below, to see if I am right about that.

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