Friday, September 2, 2011

Someday We'll Find It


You live in a world where this song exists.

And it is sung by a frog puppet, playing a banjo, in solitude, surrounded by nature.

Just think about that for a minute.

All of us under its spell.

It is a song that tackles the grand mysteries of the universe.  A song that acknowledges that science and faith can provide a few answers, but we are still left wondering.  A song that simplifies the questions that plague our species.

"What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing?"

Nothing, everything, anything.

In writing the music for the first Muppet movie, composers Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher knew that they had to open with a character-defining moment.  A song that sets the tone for the movie and explains what Kermit the Frog is all about.  What resulted is a deeply moving and philosophical piece that seems too important for the context.  That is not to say it is out of place for the film.  It is just astounding that after millions of years, the earth produced this moment.

It is a song that motivates as well as contemplates.  It reminds us that we may never know the meaning behind life, but we can continue to dream and live.

The rainbow connection.

We all feel it at some point in our lives.  That magical sense that the world is too complex for us to fully comprehend.  Like babies, we continue to be amazed by common occurrences.

Inherently, rainbows are nothing special, just refracted light waves.  But by being human, we apply significance to them.

Doesn't that in itself make them special?

When you listen to this song, try to forget everything life has taught you.  Close your eyes and open your mind to every possibility, every idea.

Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.  The lovers, the dreamers, and...

2 comments:

  1. Very nice little article on the connection. The rainbow connection is something that is the core of my thinking, and something that I believe in very strongly, and I believe you captured much of it perfectly in this small post.

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  2. Well said. We should be wondering what keeps us stargazing, why does that matter to us, what is important about it. We can't define it, but it does seem inherently important.

    The song speaks to essence. It says something fundamental about our humanity, and that is what gives it beauty.

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