"Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, I am free at last."
One of my favorite parts on the DC Talk "Jesus Freaks" album was at the ending of a song. They put this sweet, soulful version of "Free at last" in there just tucked in at the end. For some reason, whenever I think of freedom, either in Christ, or in other matters (yes, such as my hair) this piece pops in my head.
Tonight, after having a strange, but really good day, I was doodling on my arm. I drew a butterfly and then underneath I wrote "free at last." I'm pretty fickle so I don't know that I will ever get a tattoo, but if I did, it might be in the running.
This tattoo would be cool for a couple reasons. First, just like a butterfly, we all have to go through the transformation process to reach our end purpose. Second, sometimes from the most common looking thing, a work of wonder can arise. Third, it makes me think of another favorite song of mine "Feeling Good" by the amazing Nina Simone. This is completely a song that transports me, and suddenly, I'll feel an overwhelming sense of freedom listening to that one.
What songs give you a sense of freedom, wonder, delight, or saddness?
Like the a leaf on the wind, my brain flits all over. I hope you can keep up... or at least find something shiny to look at while I'm drifting.
*Yep... faded a bit... showered. Sorry for bathing.