When asked for his description of Paradise, Johnny Cash answered:-
“This morning, with her, having coffee”.
If asked “… ” Oh, wouldn’t you want to know.
“I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things human make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion”.
To be perfectly honest, I can’t agree more with Yohji Yamamoto.
With perfection comes normality, average, it’s all the same.
Then again, it’s our individual perception of ‘perfect’ that is debatable. You could easily see the world through the eyes of what you define as ‘perfect’- Truth.
O, the colour ‘Black’, ‘Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy- but mysterious. But above all black says this: I don’t bother you- don’t bother me.” Yohji Yamamoto.
Black is perfect.
Seal is a model example of perfect imperfections at it’s finest.
A sexy man with a sexy voice.
Yes it has.
“Yes, it’s been an uphill journey, It’s sure’s been a long way com in’, yes it has. It’s been real hard ever step of the way. But I believe, I believe”
Huh, we born not knowing, are we born knowing all?
We growing wiser, are we just growing tall?
Can you read thoughts? can you read palms?
Huh, can you predict the future? can you see storms, coming?
The Earth was flat if you went too far you would fall off
Now the Earth is round if the shape change again everybody woulda start laugh
The average man can’t prove of most of the things that he chooses to speak of
And still won’t research and find out the root of the truth that you seek of
Scholars teach in Universities and claim that they’re smart and cunning
Tell them find a cure when we sneeze and that’s when their nose start running
And the rich get stitched up, when we get cut
Man a heal dem broken bones in the bush with the wed mud
Can you read signs? can you read stars?
Can you make peace? can you fight war?
Can you milk cows, even though you drive cars? huh
Can you survive, Against All Odds, Now?
They say, you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have left- perhaps this is true, it’s a pending notion. On a special day like Good Friday it’s the elements of sacrifice that are heightened.
The term is defined as an offering for a higher purpose. Its magnitude is far deeper than the eye meets, it varies from person to person, and it’s grant. Represented as the purest and most selfless way to love something or someone, I question whether you have ever had to make a sacrifice for a purpose based on a circumstance? If so, hold that thought.
Easter means magic and miracle. It exemplifies elements of love, sacrifice, suffering, uncertainty, and questions justice. It ties in with patience, with comprehending what cannot be understood; it juggles the concept of faith, how and why?
But to make it all fit isn’t often the case. No love comes without an expense, whether it’s yourself, a loved one, your family, your friendship, your career or anything that might be affected. In most cases one or more of these elements will suffer for the greater good of sacrifice.
It’s not always fair, no. But if we can count on something in this season it’s the presence of faith because “To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see” Hebrews 11:1-2.