oh! gravity!

after a long, rainy drive down the interstate we finally made it to norfolk. it's become a tradition to eat at max + erma's before the show, so we grabbed dinner at the mall before we headed across the street. we missed the opening bands, which is a bummer 'cause the Moses Mayfield cd is incredible. but we didn't miss switchfoot, which was most important.

I want out of this machine
It doesn't feel like freedom
This is my American dream
I want to live and die for bigger things
I'm tired of fighting for just me
This ain't my American dream
- from "american dream"

great lyrics in a few of their new songs, especially "american dream." it was a great show, they played the old, they played the new, they played the brand new [side note: i guess this is how worship really should be. great words have been spoken through music for centuries--in the case of switchfoot, only for years--and none is necessarily better than another. end soapbox].

switchfoot has an uncanny ability to bring people together, reaching out to something beyond ourselves, and they do it in the confines of a public venue. worship is "the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity" and "adoration or devotion...shown toward a principle." put those two together, and a switchfoot concert is worship -- worship of God for those of us so inclined -- but worship nonetheless.

"i want to live and die for bigger things." this has, should, and will be my motivation in life. if i live on the edge and take a risk to do bigger things, in dying my life will be a reminder of bigger things. i want that.

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