Eliot and the band did a fantastic rendition of Coldplays song, “Talk” on Sunday. I was suprised that a couple of musicians in the band dont like Coldplay. Who doesn’t like Coldplay? They thought it was repetitive and that the band lacked credibility.
I encouraged them to look at the song itself, and judge that on its merits, apart from the band.

Coldplay – Talk

Oh brother I can’t, I can’t get through I’ve been trying hard to reach you,
cause I don’t know what to do Oh brother I can’t believe it’s true I’m so scared
about the future and I wanna talk to you Oh I wanna talk to you
Are you lost or incomplete? Do you feel like a puzzle, you can’t find your
missing piece? Tell me how do you feel? Well I feel like they’re talking in a
language I don’t speak And they’re talking it to me
(Selection from song)

It was a good finish to my message on loving others, having a distinct love.
One of the things we fail to do as humans is address conflict well. Conflict comes in may shapes, be it unsaid statements, little gripes, looks of despair or even disgust.
At some point we need to adress these things, otherwise they fester and eat us up.
What does this have to do with love?
Truly loving action is saying what needs to be said quickly, keeping short accounts. Being honest and humble with each other.

One key for me is to think it through carefully first, think about what you are going to say, how you are going to say, even the facial expression and body language you are going to use.
How is what you say going to communicate love and truth? The two are not mutually exclusive, and at the end of the day, love and the relationship with people is more important.

One thought on “Talk”

  1. I love the song and it’s a wonderful way of making connections with many people when there’s few other ways of establishing common ground.

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