Thursday, June 02, 2005

"When a Nametag Becomes a Label" by David Kenney.

This is an article posted today on Relevant.

I can't help, but be reminded of an Alanis Morissette song that I brought for "show and tell" at small group last week. (Still working on decoding this one, so I'd love to hear your comments....) The lyrics are below, in their entirety, with the (obvious) line that triggered the (also obvious) connection....

"Joining You"

dear dar(lin') your mom (my friend) left a message on my machine she was frantic
saying you were talking crazy that you wanted to do away with yourself
I guess she thought i'd be a perfect resort because we've had
this inexplicable connection since our youth and yes they're in shock
they are panicked you and your chronic them and their drama
you this embarrassment us in the middle of this delusion
if we were our bodies
if we were our futures
if we were our defenses i'd be joining you
if we were our culture
if we were our leaders
if we were our denials i'd be joining you
I remember vividly a day years ago we were camping you knew more than you thought you should know
you said "I don't want ever to be brainwashed" and you were mindboggling you were intense
you were uncomfortable in your own skin you were thirsty but mostly you were beautiful
if we were our nametags
if we were our rejections
if we were our outcomes i'd be joining you
if we were our indignities
if we were our successes
if we were our emotions i'd be joining you
you and I we're like 4 year olds we want to know why and how come about everything
we want to reveal ourselves at will and speak our minds and never talk small and be intuitive
and question mightily and find god my tortured beacon
we need to find like-minded companions
if we were their condemnations
if we were their projections
if we were our paranoias i'd be joining you
if we were our incomes
if we were our obsession
if we were our afflictions i'd be joining you
we need reflection we need a really good memory feel free to call me a little more often


Anonymous said...

This is my first time reading your new blog Lynds. SO exciting.

I actually read this article the other day and found it really interesting. Made me think I tell ya'.

"Why is it so easy to believe and understand that we are all sinners, but once we learn the actual name to that sin, the sin becomes unbelievable? Or sometimes unforgivable …"

- Kendra

lyndsaybee said...

Thanks for replying, Kendra!
And WHAT a question.
You rock.