We Are Not Two, We Are One


Where are you going I don't mind
I've killed my world and I've killed my time
So where do I go what do I see
I see many people coming after me
So where are you going to I don't mind
If I live too long I'm afraid I'll die
So I will follow you wherever you go
If your offered hand is still open to me
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one
So you've been where I've just come
From the land that brings losers on
So we will share this road we walk
And mind our mouths and beware our talk
'Till peace we find tell you what I'll do
All the things I own I will share with you
If I feel tomorrow like I feel today
We'll take what we want and give the rest away
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one
Holy man and holy priest
This love of life makes me weak at my knees
And when we get there make your play
'Cos soon I feel you're gonna carry us away
In a promised lie you made us believe
For many men there is so much grief
And my mind is proud but it aches with rage
And if I live too long I'm afraid I'll die
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one

this is an empty thank you to Wes Anderson for creating The Darjeeling Limited.  the Three Brothers (Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman ) unite in India for a spiritual journey after their father's death.  caught in the emotional throws of their loss, they miss their father's funeral and separate, struggling to cope.  just as their spiritual journey seems to have hit rock bottom, they come across three boys trying to cross a river.  the boys get sent down the river and the Three Brothers drop their baggage (eleven cumbersome suitcases)  and jump in to save the boys.  one boy does not make it.  the boys lead the Brothers their home, where they are invited to stay for the funeral.

this song makes its appearance as the Brothers emerge together to join the family and community at the funeral of the little boy.  it is at this point in the movie that the Brothers are able to make peace with themselves and one another.

i played this song tonight as my head was being shaved because i also felt that this was a turning point for me in my healing process.  with so much emotional baggage and regret throughout the past 10 years, it was time for me to let go, to be free and find peace.  through this selfless act, i free myself of the regrets that have brought so many tears and sleepless nights and give myself the chance to start over again.  for so long i have been weighed down with the feeling that i had disappointed my father in those last months before he passed.  my 20 year old self was not prepared.  10 years later, i have grown into more of the person i know he knew i could be.  i am so proud of myself for doing this today.  i know that if he had felt any sense of abandon or disappointment, that he is proud of me today.  
i am so ready for this fresh start and to rock the bald!
the rest of the photos and my gigantic list of thank yous to come...

time to get some sleep

xoxo

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