Posted by: pendrops | August 6, 2008

uncertainty. and love.

“It’s okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.”
~ Miranda July, No one belongs here more than you.

My face is streaked and salty after listening to Joseph Arthur‘s song In the Sun*. I think it has something to do uncertainty. And love.

It’s hard to accept love in the face of doubt. It’s hard to give love in the place of confusion. Because doubt breeds fear. And fear is the opposite of love.

But then I heard Mr. Arthur singing, “May God’s love be with you,” again and again, an earnest refrain in the midst of lyrics about struggle, ache, brokenness, loss. Uncertainty. And love. Co-existing. The way they must here and now. In the not yet.

So we love. And we praise. Even in the contending.

May God’s love be with you.

I picture you in the sun wondering what went wrong
And falling down on your knees asking for sympathy
And being caught in between all you wish for and all you’ve seen
And trying to find anything you can feel that you can believe in

Always
May God’s love be with you
Always
May God’s love be with you

I know I would apologize if I could see your eyes
‘Cause when you showed me myself I became someone else
But I was caught in between all you wish for and all you’ve seen
I picture you fast asleep
A nightmare comes
You can’t keep awake

Always
May God’s love be with you
Always
May God’s love be with you

‘Cause if I find,
If I find my own way
How much will I find?
If I find,
If I find my own way,
How much will I find you?
I’ll find you.
I’ll find you.

I don’t know anymore
What it’s for
I’m not even sure
If there is anyone who is in the sun
Will you help me to understand
‘Cause I been caught in between all you wish for and all you’ve seen
Maybe you’re not even sure what it’s for
Any more than me

Always
May God’s love be with you
Always
May God’s love, God’s love be with you

*from Come to Where I’m From

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