Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Galileo

The song "Galileo" by the Indigo Girls has my mind in a frenzied state of contemplation (as does the coffee I had planned to stop drinking this week).

"Galileo's head was on the block the crime was looking up the truth..."

As I think about Galileo's theories in relation to the earth and the universe, and the absurdity that it was regarded with in his time, I wonder if in years to come the prejudices facing our generation and its "radical" ideas will be looked as with as much shock and disbelief as that with which I look upon the then resistance to Galileo's thoughts. I have to hope that in the future, the next generations will look back at our time and find the struggles, both in acts and attitudes, in the areas of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and more, to be a thought so much in the distant past that it is almost impossible to comprehend.

"...and as the bombshells of my daily fears explode
i try to trace them to my youth

and then you had to bring up reincarnation
over a couple of beers the other night
and now i'm serving time for mistakes
made by another in another lifetime

how long till my soul gets it right
can any human being ever reach that kind of light
i call on the resting soul of galileo
king of night vision, king of insight

and then i think about my fear of motion
which i never could explain
some other fool across the ocean years ago
must have crashed his little airplane

how long till my soul gets it right
can any human being ever reach that kind of light
i call on the resting soul of galileo
king of night vision, king of insight

i'm not making a joke, you know me
i take everything so seriously
if we wait for the time till all souls get it right
then at least i know there'll nuclear annihilation
in the nighttime i'm still not right

i offer thanks to those before me
that's all i've got to say
'cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime
now i have to pay
but then again it feels like some sort of inspiration
to let the next life off the hook
but she'll say "look what i had to overcome from my last life
i think i'll write a book"

The lyrics also bring up interesting thoughts on enlightenment and the soul versus our current physical states of being. Gosh, I love these women. Thankfully, in this day and age, there are more enlightened souls sharing and supporting their vision, and what a powerful phenomenon it is!
Share:

0 comments:

a diamond in the rough

a diamond in the rough
Powered by Blogger.

Follow me...

BTemplates.com