Looking For Space

Space I woke up early this morning. When I fell asleep a few hours earlier I was listening to my Relax playlist on my Ipod. I have liked John Denver’s music since I was a teen. As I lay there this morning, the song by John Denver called Looking for Space came on. Perhaps for the first time ever, the lyrics of this song really grabbed me. 

John Denver thought that most people have times when they were looking for space. He thought most people knew the joy of soaring like and eagle and struggling with deep despair. The end of his message is positive. Read these words a time or two (the bold is my emphasis).  

On the road of experience, I’m trying to find my own way.
Sometimes I wish that I could fly away
When I think that I’m moving, suddenly things stand still
I’m afraid ’cause I think they always will

And I’m looking for space
And to find out who I am
And I’m looking to know and understand
It’s a sweet, sweet dream
Sometimes I’m almost there
Sometimes I fly like an eagle
And sometimes I’m deep in despair

All alone in the universe, sometimes that’s how it seems
I get lost in the sadness and the screams
Then I look in the center, suddenly everything’s clear
I find myself in the sunshine and my dreams


On the road of experience, join in the living day
if there’s an answer, it’s just that it’s just that way

When you’re looking for space
And to find out who you are
When you’re looking to try and reach the stars
It’s a sweet, sweet sweet dream
Sometimes I’m almost there
Sometimes I fly like an eagle
But sometimes I’m deep in despair
Sometimes I fly like an eagle,
like an eagle I go flying –

John Denver went through some difficult days in his life. This song is an expression of how he felt in that process. So I post these words today because I’m feeling much like the words of this song. I’m not saying that I’m looking for space in my life. I don’t want space from my work or from my family… I’m looking for a space. Perhaps you are too. 

telemicus out

1 Responses to Looking For Space

  1. Chester says:

    I so feel that right now…mine is a desire for space in all facets. not to get away (necessarily) but space non the less; to decompress and introspect the direction things are going, why, and how to adjust where appropriate. i have always held on to “things” because i think these items make me happy, because they provide some intrinsic nostalgia. but lately i have found myself wanting to purge…a lot. i think the desire for internal clarity may be manifesting itselft through this more external efforts to purge “things”. this blog you posted today opens up more food for thought on this. Does physical space, fewer “things”, less clutter, etc. create greater internal clarity? This is one for me to really ponder. I think yes, but continue to muse.

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