Friday, January 27, 2012

We Belong

I've been a bit occupied lately, first, about a week ago, with some sort of heavy cold, and then more recently with a bunch of matters I had to attend to. So, I've been regrettably away from the blog lately. So, I've been thinking of what would be a good return. .

How about this great 1984 song from Pat Benatar.

I remember listening to this song when I was a teen, and watching the video, and finding it so wonderfully hopeful.  As a high school student at the time, at at time in my life when I was going through many of the doubts and questions and concerns that adolescents often face, this song brought hope. Of course, the lyrics are those of a love song, but the message could just as easily be interpreted in a more general way: that we all are part of the same life and the same world, and we should all belong.  

We belong to the light
We belong to the thunder
We belong to the sound of the words
We've both fallen under

Whatever we deny or embrace
For worse or for better
We belong, we belong
We belong together