Sunday, February 8, 2009
Explore Your Brokenness
I was listening to WNYC tonight and heard a very beautiful song by Antony and The Johnsons. When the song was over I decided that it would be proper to listen to the interview with the singer. During the course of this interview he and the interviewer were talking about then meaning of the lyrics to the song Epilepsy Is Dancing and he mentioned that, when he was in dancing school his teacher told him to explore his brokenness. This interview moved me in a very strange way and putting words to it is, at this point, beyond me. I do know one thing, though; the quote stabbed me right in my eyes.
I'm trying to reflect on this thought, but the problem is that I don't know where to start.
Do I start with my arrogance? Or would it be more appropriate to start with my general disgust for people and why I have it in the first place?
I need to mull on this for a while. This was a very "touching", if I dare even use that word, interview and it hit me on something deeper than the standard gut-level.