Saturday, September 5, 2009

There's one line in a Tift Merritt song that I really love

"When you can light up a stranger just passing by,
Start revolutions with the glint in your eye,
Sing Hallelujah with a breath or a sigh
And still know the way home.
I know what I’m looking for now. I know what I’m looking for now."

Wow. That stops me in my tracks. And I could even say a sob catches in my throat each time I hear that stanza. I, of course, attempt to keep on singing (I'm one of those head-back-eyes-closed singers) and barely recognize the sound that escapes me.

Here's what I have to say about those words: Thank you Tift. This song, those words, are an anthem to me. They're at the very least words to live by, words that bring me back, bring me there, bring me home. So, thank you.

To the mirror: I know what I'm looking for now.