Heavy metal music might not be your thing but you might be interested to know that the title of this post is a line in the Metallic song Through The Never. I used to listen to it when it came out 20 plus years ago. (Wow. Old).
While it certainly seems like most metal bands are spewing sadistically strewn songs, this one and a few others from their black album are angst-riden surely, but carry ambiguous life messages.
This song’s message is about the desire to find life’s truths.
Heavy, I know.
Maybe THAT’S why it’s called Heavy Metal. *Snicker-snort-smirk*
Besides an education in heavy metal lyrics, the subject of this post is really about moments I’ve had recently where answers to important questions have mocked me with their elusiveness.
Seriously. Like tongue sticking out, eyes squinched shut, thumbs in the ears mocking me. NOT. COOL.
Anyway, I know answers are never black or white. Just thinking about the variety of factors alone such as people involved, complexity of the situation, whether the planets are aligned, blah blah blah, can make your brain go numb.
You get it. Many possible answers.
With my business growing quickly, my son getting his drivers permit WHILE going through puberty and my memory needing an upgrade (both brain and computer) I am thankful when I am able to recall that I am but a cockroach in the grand scheme of things.
Meaning of course that if you tried to explain everything you know to a cockroach it would not understand. It’s brain is not big enough.
So yeah, I am pretty sure I do not posses the brain power to truly understand everything in this whole, ginormous, vast universe. Although some days my ego does try to convince me otherwise. Then my teenager tries to make it known that he posses all knowledge (“I KNOW Mom!”) and suddenly I get clarity about how little we both know.
It’s in that moment that I am grateful that there are limits to my understanding.
I don’t have all the answers and that’s okay.