Acts of kindness, like breadcrumbs in a fairytale forest
Lead us past dangers as light melts the darkness
Acts of kindness, like rain in a draught,
release the spirit with a whoop and a shout.
From the song I don't believe by Paul Simon (Surprise, 2006)
Read the full text at http://www.paulsimon.com/node/229
(And don't be deceived by the title!)
During the last week I have been in mood for this CD, Paul Simon's Surprise, and played it several times. By now faithful readers of this blog know that I'm a Paul Simon fan ever since my teens. I have quoted other lyrics of his previously, I think even from this album. Today, listening again, it was the words above that "popped out" to me. However, the lyrics in full are also worth pondering over. The song is entitled I don't believe. Much too often when someone utters those words, we kind of take for granted that we understand what that means. Instead of taking the trouble to ask: What exactly is it that you don't believe?