Friday, November 02, 2007

Simple vs Shiny

Need is a relative thing these days, It borders on desire, The high tech world is full of bright shiny things, We think that we really require, Sometimes more than others, You see who and what and where You are, I'm a one-man band with no Immediate plans, Tonight I just need my guitar (Tonight I just need my guitar, Jimmy Buffett)
It's funny what I think I require to be satisfied. The desire that craves satisfaction looks at the "bright shiny things " and subtly says, "This is what you need." However,as soon as the box is open the shine disappears and yet another object becomes my desire. I imagine things that will satisfy; the next vacation, sleep, another book, another mp3 download, exercise, living in another place. I imagine my world of "bright shiny things" when what I really need is one simple thing, something so basic and so often neglected, not a guitar but the Gospel. It is in the Gospel that the Savior shines brighter and satisfies more fully than anything in creation. "Fair is the sunshine, Fair is the moonlight, Bright the sparkling stars on high; Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer, Than all the angels in the sky."

4 comments:

Jersey Ryn said...

hey curt
you know what you really do need though? the brett dennen cd (he only has one so far). seriously. it's amazing. i'll try to get you a copy.

Lynne Sabin said...

i need you and kelly to live near me. no, seriously.

Lindsey said...

I need 12/11 to come sooner so that I can reunite with my loves- you all, and the Bay. Words cannot describe the longing I have for BSL and all the people in it.

Kimberly said...

Curt-
The Barnes and Noble in Tuscaloosa opened last week, and as I was wandering around wishing I could buy all of the books in there, I thought of you! :)
-Kim Allen