When you have a group of people thinking about you it’s a wonderful feeling. It means they care about you in one way or another. I know I’m going through some real garbage at the moment. I’m generally pretty open about things, but I don’t think I’ll actually blog about it right now. I’ve been writing a novel, or rather a biography, that will eventually have it included. Could very well be part of why people think my life ought to be on TV. Because of all the crap that can go on and I’ll still have a positive outlook on things. I guess I can find the humor in anything. Or I don’t like to dwell on the crap.
One of the things that does drive me nuts to no end is a lack of information. When I’m expected to make a decision or quiet my mind, I really appreciate having information. Chalk that up to the analytical aspect of my head. I somehow take comfort in knowledge. It was a real challenge to learn to appreciate quiet and calm as a means of comfort. Maybe it’s because I tend to come across as quiet and calm. Others can feel intimidated by that. I don’t.
There is one aspect where having a lack of information will really bother me and that’s when it’s in a relationship with another person. And it’s that lack that will cause me to beat it through my head until I understand it. If there is something I need to learn to let go of, it’s the actions of others when they’re directly affecting me in a matter of love.
I wonder if this what the reference is in the song Where the Streets Have No Name. I’m sure Bono had a very specific thing in mind as he uttered the words of this song. To me I find it to be about the imagination of love. That which we desire and imagine, but find that the reality isn’t really there. That it’s merely a dream. Something that can fade.
There have probably been reams of information written about this song over the years. All I can say is, for a band that had really scary beginnings (yes I said scary, if you must know – watch “It Might Get Loud”), they sure came a long way and created a huge thing out of sound. I love that. While I like all out guitar playing, I also dig sonic sculptures. The Edge definitely has the sculpture part down. The bassist and the drummer always lay down a solid basis for him to run off at the sonic mouth. All of which is the backdrop for Bono to pontificate. It’s a great combination that took time to cultivate.