Saturday, 14 June 2008

The Beatles can make all the difference

 Well, my life rolls on. I have managed to survive the latest medications (I am kind of joking).

In the course of the last few years, my half-developed belief in God, has blossomed into a commitment. I would consider myself a Christian now. I have always loved the reading and writing of poetry; and I consider the various holy scriptures of the world to be poetry of the highest form. It was naturally the message of Christ, and not just the style of language, that sealed the deal.

Now that I'm set up properly, I'll continue to pen my autobiography. It has been an arduous, but rewarding, process. I should point out that I'm not finished yet. Writing, in almost any form, as many joys. I have been writing poetry and short stories for as long as I can remember. Lyricists and song writers were my first source of inspiration. Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, and many others. I was also saturated with the radio of the 90s; Pearl Jam, Nirvana, even Matchbox Twenty.

Later on (around puberty), I was exposed to the rock music of the 1960s and 70s. I devoured what I heard: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix.

Even later, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker... and others. I need to finish this, early. I'll be back soon.


Parke said...

I can resonate with what your saying in some sense. The narrative of the Bible, as crazy as it sounds to fresh ears, is what really ties me into my faith.

More on that in a coming post...

Mitch said...

It was literally fresh for me. It was the first time I had read it.