Our band performed "Stop and Stare" by One Republic at church this past Sunday. Awesome song musically, but the real power of it hits when you let the lyrics wash over your soul. Listening brought to mind for me a few quotes that alternately thrill me and send chills up my spine:
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" -- Mary Oliver
"One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead." –- Ocsar Wilde
Like all true art, the thing is not to try to analyze it; just open yourself to it and let it have its effect.
Here are the lyrics. And here's the music video. I offer it to you today; perhaps God may have something to say to you through this as he did for me.