Music Monday: 93 Million Miles

Monday, October 20, 2014

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 93 Million Miles
A fictional interpretation of a song by Jason Mraz


When the sun rises, we come together.

It doesn’t matter where we are, or where we’re going. It doesn’t matter whether we’ve never met, or whether we’ve been friends forever. It doesn’t matter what car we drive, what place we call home, what title gives us a paycheck, or what goals we have.

When the sun rises, we come home.

***

Home.

There are so many different meanings and places attached the word. Perhaps it is the place where our mother used to cook us dinner. Or perhaps it is the place where we learned to cook for ourselves. 

Or not at all.

But the true home lies within.

***

The sun is 93 million miles away from us.

And yet, we don’t need a telescope to catch a sight of it. The light and heat it bears brings us life. Without the sun, where - or what - would we be?

But if we look too closely, we’ll go blind. And if we’re not careful, if we get too close, the heat will burn us alive.

At any given moment, it is said, the sun could burst, and life as we know it would disappear in an instant.

The sun is a metaphor for life.

The things we look too closely at, are the things we’ll never be able to see. The things we are the closest to, are the things that burn the most.

And as predictable as we may like to think our lives to be, at any given moment, everything could change in an instant.

***

When the sun rises, we come together.

We come together through the collective motion of a starting day. We awaken, we rise, and we live another day. In our own way. In the time that we created.

When the sun rises, we come home.

We remember who we are, where we are, and where we are going. We feel the warmth on our skin, and the life in the light.

We remember the warmth and the light within.

The sun is 93 million miles away, but at the same time it is not away at all.

There is a sun within each of us.


If only we’d let it shine.

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