Archive for May 5th, 2008

No Air

Last Sunday I ran the half marathon with the Oklahoma City Memorial Run.  At the seventh mile I was about to quit!  My lungs strained to drag in air.  My legs ached with the constant pounding of concrete.  I wasn’t thinking clearly.   Then this song came on over my ipod.  There’s nothing spiritual about the lyrics of this song.  It’s about a break up:   Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air
If I should die before I wake
It’s ’cause you took my breath away
Losing you is like living in a world with no air
  So I don’t really know why it moved me the way it did; perhaps because the lyrics are sung with such passion, conviction, feeling.  (You really got to hear this song, can’t just read the words)  Jordin Sparks sings as if her very life depends on it.   All I know is that I made it through the marathon because the song awakened my own passion.  It reminded me of just how deeply I feel—and that it’s okay to be that way.   As I think of it now, the question begs to be asked: am I living my life with that same passion everyday?  Are we living for something we believe in so deeply that it would be like having No Air if we didn’t? 

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