Conversations with God part 1

Dear God,

Let me start off the conversation by asking for forgiveness, just because you know…human.

I feel I need to talk to you more often, it feels good. Sure, the standard prayers and invocations work and actually are there to make our lives easier. But at times I like to get raw with it.

As I’m typing this I want to talk about the song I will survive by Gloria Gaynor. I remember the song from when I was a little boy. It was catchy, fun and had a great beat to it. Not relatable at all though.

I caught my self singing it to my self just recently ( ” At first I was afraid I was petrified ta na na na na…. I will survive ) then it hit me. I could finally relate to it. It was like an aha moment. My guess is that the song is about a relationship but that’s not how I related to it, to me it was about life. Or life’s issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, obstacles, fears etc.

And that’s the beauty of songs really, everyone could have a whole different interpretation depending on what their going through. That I think is the true definition of art . And that’s where you came in for me in this particular scenario ( I know you’re always there, its me that needs a constant reminder ), you are my surviving mechanism, my rock.

When I say I will survive, you say ” Yes, you will ”

When I say I grew strong, you say ” Yes, you did ”

When I say , as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live and I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive

You say, that’s a good place to start.

Thank you God for always being there. This conversation email has been informal, beautiful and touching.


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