Family Snapshot 13 November, 2006Posted by paralleldivergence in Half-Life 2, Music, My Thoughts, Peter Gabriel.
For some people, life blossoms and pampers. For me, life aches.
Why is your life spent in eternal sunshine while mine is in perpetual fog? I commute sixty miles each day just to make ends meet while you have no concept of what either end actually is. People hang on your every word. People hang up on me.
We’re not so different, you and I. We both were born. We both breathe. You might eat and sleep better than me, but you aren’t better than me. You aren’t better than me.
Where do we go from here, you and I? You have your diary planned – and so do I. We’re not so different. I see you. You aren’t better than me.
I wrote that piece back in 1980, not long after I first heard “Family Snapshot“ by Peter Gabriel. It was one of the most powerful and moving songs of my early adulthood – and it drove me to write.
Recently, I dragged out that CD – Peter Gabriel III – Meltface – and I played it to my son. He’s a couple of years younger than I was when I first heard it. I discovered that times had changed – but yet, they hadn’t. “Family Snapshot” is still very powerful and moving, and it still inspires creativity. A week later, my son showed me what he had created. I realised it was no longer 1980. There was no pen or paper involved. This is what my son had made. Please watch and listen carefully.
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