I was feeling part of the scenery I walked right out of the machinery My heart going “Boom-boom-boom” “Hey, ” he said “Grab your things, I’ve come to take you home” Hey, back home
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going “Boom-boom-boom”
“Hey, ” he said
“Grab your things, I’ve come to take you home”
Hey, back home
Are you feeling like you are part of the scenery?
Does whatever you are currently applying yourself to, in life, leave you feeling vacant?
Do you see yourself as part of a process in which your greatest attributes are not being fully leveraged?
What specifically are you doing to rectify this?
The necessity to live a full and meaningful life could not be more imperative to the overall mental health of a human being.
That said, the parameters by which these particular requirements are met, are so intensely diverse and disparate, as to make any individual identifiable solution nearly impossible.
When we are working towards our own higher purpose, regardless of what that ultimately is defined as, we are considerably healthier and more equipped to process and cope with whatever the world’s variables bring us.
Getting to the opportunity in which we can vacate ourselves of experiences that make us feel immaterial and inconsequential to matriculate to something of importance, needs to be a prerequisite in every person’s game plan.
It may not be economically possible for a person to work within the definition of that with which they wish to be engaging, at first steps.
Nor may it be economically possible for somebody to walk away from a position that is leaving them vacant, intellectually, or emotionally.
What is possible is the prospect that a person may find themselves working to survive, but continuously leveraging a percentage of any extra time in their life for them to grow and mature, in whatever direction gives them greater satisfaction than the part of their life that is leaving them vacant.
Peter Gabriel put this song out on his first self-titled album in 1977. I was there to take pictures of him at the first concerts in which he played it. Last night, I was given the opportunity by my dear friend, Heywood, to go to see him at the Forum in Los Angeles. He was in top form!
When this song came out, I was at UCLA film school, working at Albertsons. Solsbury Hill really touched me at 18 years of age…It was these lyrics by Peter Gabriel talking about leaving Genesis that were highly instrumental in my decision to take the big jump and create The Illusion Factory the following year.