Listening to Jason Mraz's music is like listening to a wise teacher. Someone who sees the beauty and truth of the world and human beings and is able to teach us what he knows in the most beautiful way.
Frederick Buechner says that poets and artists, like the prophets, are the truth tellers of our world. They are able to call things the way they are and also give us ways to understand the world.
Music does this most easily it seems.
This song - 93 Million Miles - makes me lift my head up and look at the world. At the sun. At the sky. At the stars. At the moon. At people.
It makes me see that we are part of something so beautiful and awe inspiring. A world that is breathtaking. And we are able to experience this great and amazing world in ways only a human being can experience.
Sometimes I think it should be enough just to be a human being. To be someone who can walk, and talk, and eat, and move, and look, and see, and hear, and speak, and make, and be, and become, and laugh, and cry, and sing, and dance, and learn, and teach, and write, and read, and love, and hate, and feel, and think, and shout, and whisper, and draw, and paint, and build, and break, and ...
... there's no end to what we can do. Who we can be. What we can become.
He reminds me of this.
He reminds me to lift my head. Open my eyes,
And see the world and my life for the absolutely fantastic thing it is!