I’m sorry for the lack of video here, but I don’t know how to upload music on this site yet, and I wanted to play you this song. I heard it in Starbucks this morning, while I was working, and it struck a chord: this was the background music of my young life, and it (and music like it, and the sensibility surrounding it at the time) became the foundation for my dreams. And then this other life happened. Now here I am, in Starbucks, in this utterly materialistic world, tsunami/earthquakes destroying cultures, radioactive material seeping into the air, the world gone crazy—with denial.
Not to be too much of a downer, but rhonestly…. I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with my life now, and the sanest choice seems to be to go into a three-year retreat and try to look below this slick, Starbucks, samsaric, self-centered surface. And yet here, right here—with you—is where I want to be.