Monday, September 17, 2007


Originally uploaded by rod lewis
Far too much social and cultural commentary is hypothetical and based on theory, bias, and fiction. Many pop musicians of all genres seem to search for expression of an identity they are searching for. "Maybe if I express this identity, that will be who I am." Many Christian musicians sing of theoretical joy they've never experienced, many punk/hardcore bands sing of ostracism they'd never experienced until they decided to express it, many rap artists sing of life and context of which they have no first hand knowledge.
It is terribly refreshing to hear an important message brought by someone whose story it actually is.
All of life is a Cinderella story. Far too many of us find our identity in the lamentable lie that the slipper doesn't fit. But it's a lie. There are enough glass slippers to go around and they are one-size-fits-all. We can all slip one on and stand up and walk.