My Pilgrimage Song
I‘m starting a new series of posts here at The Mindful Pilgrim based around songs which were important to me while traveling and WHY they were important to me. Some songs I will post along with a story, some with an explanation of what they mean to me. To get the ball rolling here is a band from New Jersey called Saves The Day with This is Not an Exit
Every single day I felt as if the plugs were coming out of my dam. I welcomed the undertow grabbing at my heels. I urged those plugs loose.
I was perpetually letting go.
As I walked across the landscapes of Spain, I breathed in the air, let the past be flushed away and simply flowed with the river of experience through ups and downs. Every step led on, and I often felt like I was caught in a river, but I loved that feeling and never looked back.
To breath in the air was the only thing that I needed.
My past might not be the prettiest, and I might not have made all the best choices I could have in my life, but there’s nothing I can change about that. I’m letting life take me now, but never forgetting that I can determine where I end up. No point worrying about the past though. It’s gone, but that’s actually a beautiful thing.
So I’m just going to sail with my belly up towards the clouds, let the rocks scrape my back.
To breathe in the air will be the only thing that I have or need.
My love will be warm nights with pockets of moonlight spotlighting me as I drift.
I may just be an actor in this play, but as I walk across the stage to take my bow I know I’ll hear applause as the curtain falls. I’ll know I did it all the best I knew how.
So all I can do is smile because I know I lived well, and I know I lived exactly as I wanted to live.