From the CD The Journey
Dawn reveals the starting place of another day on the journey. Is it rain or shine in this heart of mine today? Wash clean the dirt from yesterday. Brush disheveled thoughts out. Pack up my tools and the fuel I’ll use today. And all along the road I know, living in every moment holds the key to where I want to go. I cinch my shoes as the trek begins, rely on my soul for protection. This rugged climb has consumed my mind for days. The stony surface is still in place, though showers have helped it to soften, it won’t melt down till the core is found and embraced. And all along the road I know, living in every moment holds the key to where I want to go. Descending deeper in darkness now, I clutch to things most familiar, as the dank, dark cold takes its hold of me. Stepping slow and steady on I whisper words of comfort. My frightened eyes strain hard and wide to see. My soul transcends as the sun shines in on me. Level earth now beneath my feet, I stop to enjoy a clearing. I kick off my shoes. I’ve paid my dues today. Reflect on all the day’s memories, events that color the sunset, and though it fades the journey will remain. And all along the road I know, living in every moment holds the key to where I want to go. All along the road I know, living in every moment takes me farther than I’ll ever know.
From The Journey, released 1996. Credits from the recording: Janie Worm – guitars & vocals
Using the imagery of nature, this song speaks to “the journey”, whether physical, emotional, spiritual… It seems to me that I never stand still for long. I’m always going in one direction or another. My goal is to be awake and present in each moment to the gems of wisdom, and the opportunities that I am offered.
Maybe you can relate when looking at your life and the steps that brought you to where you are right now, today.