On Our Fears and Our Fates…

I’ve never been a person with fondness of huge festivity in any occasions. So when people flock during year’s end to celebrate a new year, I prefer being with the closest. Not too many, just the closest, the warmest.

And it is no wonder that December – holiday season – seems to be the most saddening and somber month of all. After the tsunami a decade ago in Aceh, intermittent floods in Jakarta, the arson at one of the largest traditional textile markets in Indonesia Pasar Klewer in Solo, the missing AirAsia QZ8510, I guess there’re more people who now are listening to their conscience. It’s time to ponder. It’s time to appreciate more what they have, not what they crave.

The fears and fates are so intertwined they can’t be separated with each other. And this very song of Jimmy McCarthy sung by the Corrs, my favorite band, suits that mood perfectly. Enjoy…

“No Frontiers”

If life is a river and your heart is a boat
And just like a water baby, baby born to float
And if life is a wild wind that blows way on high
Then your heart is Amelia dying to fly
Heaven knows no frontiers
And I’ve seen heaven in your eyes

And if life is a bar room in which we must wait
‘Round the man with his fingers on the ivory gates
Where we sing until dawn of our fears and our fates
And we stack all the deadmen in self addressed crates
In your eyes faint as the singing of a lark
That somehow this black night
Feels warmer for the spark
Warmer for the spark
To hold us ’till the day
When fear will lose its grip
And heaven has its way
Heaven knows no frontiers
And I’ve seen heaven in your eyes

If your life is a rough bed of brambles and nails
And your spirit’s a slave to man’s whips and man’s jails
Where you thirst and you hunger for justice and right
Then your heart is a pure flame of man’s constant night
In your eyes faint as the singing of a lark
That somehow this black night
Feels warmer for the spark
Warmer for the spark
To hold us ’til the day when fear will lose its grip
And heaven has its way
And heaven has its way
When all will harmonise
And know what’s in our hearts
The dream will realise

Heaven knows no frontiers
And I’ve seen heaven in your eyes
Heaven knows no frontiers
And I’ve seen heaven in your eyes

{Image credit: Wikimedia}

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