Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: April 27 2009, 16:20
I still, nearly a decade on now, rather like, ( love, even ) this entire album...as controversial as it may be to some. It has always been a positive experience for me, listening to each track and then thinking about the album as a whole. I think it was a wonderful idea to mark the end of one Millennium and open the door for the next. I can't think of many, if any, other artists that did such a thing. And one track that stands out for me, is Mastermind..and in that track the phrase " what is Love ? " always catches my ear.
As each year passes and I grow older, I find myself wondering more and more about what it means to be alive..to exist. It's not an easy thing to consider - very hard to put into words - but one idea I keep coming back to is 'love'. Love is key to our existence. It shapes our lives, it can determine our motives sometimes, it can establish a state of mind, it can make us act irrationally , it could even be said to be the very reason why we each have made an appearance on earth. It re-occurs throughout our lives in many guises and it is always breathtakingly powerful, irresistible and unforgettable.
It is something that, as human beings we all experience and in doing so it connects us on many levels. The most commonplace things like birth and death and love move us all. With birth it's like the discovery of love - of realising your capacity to love another person - of sensing the future maybe ( ? ). Of sharing, protecting, teaching & learning.
With death it's like an understanding of what love was now that the person is gone and of sensing the past. The power of memory, and learning to accept a permanent change or alteration in life.
And the state of 'being in love' is a strange but nonetheless wonderful phenomena that people have struggled for years to explain and understand - where everything seems more real, alive, intense - and it could be said to be like sensing the present, the actual 'now' in time.
Love makes things happen, it selects the next generation ! it inspires, motivates, it drives. It can be tough, beautiful, inexplicable, painful, nourishing, and above all always powerful .
So to think about life as being about love is not far off, I don't think. Searching and understanding, asking questions, feeling the reality of now, remembering the past and of glimpsing the future. A loveless world is hard to imagine for anyone.
And every time I hear that track it makes me think more... wondering if any one else has any ideas on this?
....second to the right and straight on till morning....
You heard me before
Yet you hear me again
Then I die
Till I call me again