Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Washing of the Water

Watching and listening to Peter Gabriel's Growing Up Live tour has hit a very different chord since the Asian earthquake-tsunami disaster.

The imagery of water and flood that tied into his theme of up/down duality suddenly takes on a grim and sombre note. Right from the beginning, Here Comes the Flood. Then Darkness, "I'm scared of swimming in the sea ..." and Red Rain, "I am standing up at the water's edge in my dream, I cannot make a single sound as you scream ..."

It was chilling and poignant, eerie and prophetic. I get goosebumps thinking about this unwitting tribute and testimony.

Peace, shalom, salaam.

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