Week 36 // The Soul Upon Reentry


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Late one hell of a Tuesday night
I was pondering something so hard to describe
That I’ve been missing my own damn life
And I think I might be back again

And people got this way
Of forgetting who they are
It could be happening to you
You could be taking it to far
You could be thinking you’re immune
You could be thinking it’s impossible to lose yourself this way
To be that careless, it ain’t you

And I was thinking it
Must be the weather
And I was feeling it
Piecing it together
I think I knew it
Couldn’t last forever

And somewhere else
A sense of place
Another time
I saw myself
A locked embrace
A knowing sigh
I love this way
I got this right

Are you whole again?
Have you had enough?
Are you home again?
Have you beaten through the rough?
Are you clear again?
Did you count the days that passed you while you found the way?

And the early morning light seems strange reflected off the windows
And they blind me as I pass them by and I wonder
Did the Earth sit still while I left it here?
Did it stop its spinning and sit for years?
Will it start by the end of the summer?

Are you whole again?
Have you had enough?
Are you home again?
Have you beaten through the rough?
Are you clear again?
Did you count the days that passed you while you found the way?

Notes
 width=This song was the easiest Mount Everest song to finish, and I think it was because I felt the sentiment so deeply. It is difficult to describe exactly what I am singing about in this song. Lately I have felt quite profoundly that I am my self again. I have realized that for a period of years I have walked around as somebody else. I looked like me and I sounded like me, but I wasn’t me. But if you were to speak to me today, I think you would be speaking to the genuine article. That might sound strange, but somehow I don’t think I am the only person who has felt this way. Life intervenes. It does things you don’t want it to do. It puts you on a path, you react, and you change. Sometimes you change back. It is hard to say when it was that I last felt like myself, and It is extremely difficult say what has made me feel that way again. What I do know is that last Tuesday night I lay awake in bed and I had this thought: “It feels so good to be back again.” It was a strange thought. I had recently been on a trip, so perhaps I was thinking about that. But no, I was thinking that it felt good to be back after a much longer absence. And it does feel good. I’m still getting used to it. The feeling was sort of like the soul reentering the body. So now my soul is settling into it’s old space, a bit rusty from not being used. It is nice to be back.

Here’s hoping your Monday doesn’t totally suck.
~Jesse

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4 thoughts on “Week 36 // The Soul Upon Reentry

  1. How great to be back in your own skin! and to realize that you had left. Most people
    have no clue. I really see you attracting what you want most at this time. I sense your empowerment. Celebrate!

  2. Most Awesome chorus. So poppy and bright and uplifting! Makes me feel like skipping. But on a more serious note, that write up almost made me cry. (But it didn’t because I’m not a sappy emo headcase! I swear!!!) That is a beautiful thought, and the fact that you actually feel it is even more magnificent.

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