Saturday, May 17, 2008

blessed is life

recently there's been a growing number of shootings, accidents and deaths in the berkeley area. and in this hype of final exams and papers and graduation and getting ahead, yesterday's anthropology commencement speaker brings up something all too timely, the fact that we are human beings, and not human doings. how easily we can forget that.

in celebration of being, here's brett dennen's "blessed." dennen along with mason jennings and missy higgins gave a SPECTACULAR show at zellerbach this past thursday. nothing like beautiful music about life, love and happiness in an intimate venue with the best of friends..

I welcome the sun,
the clouds and rain,
the wind that sweeps the sky clean
and lets the sun shine again.
this is the most magnificent life has ever been.
here is heaven and earth
and the brilliant sky in between.
blessed is this life
and I'm gonna celebrate being alive.
blessed is this life
and I'm gonna celebrate being alive
I dwell in the darkness
I live in the light
I sleep in the afternoon
and become the noise in the night
I trespass in temptation
suffered in sacrifice
but I awake each day with a new sunrise
blessed is this life, oh
and I'm gonna celebrate being alive
blessed is this life, oh
and I'm gonna celebrate being alive