Slowing it down a little helps so much

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Oh morning come bursting, the clouds amen;

Lift off this blindfold, let me see again;

Bring back the water, let your ships roll in;

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In my heart she left a hole;

The tightrope that I’m walking just sways and ties;

The devil as he’s talking with those angel’s eyes;

And I just want to be there when the lightning strikes;

And the saints go marching in;

And sing slow it down;

Through chaos as it swirls;

It’s us against the world.

Those few verses and a chorus you just read were from Coldplay’s “Us Against The World,” a song that they performed in 2011 and off of their album, “Mylo Xyloto.”

Last Sunday, I was driving down Interstate 65 from Troy when this song came on from Coldplay’s live album from the Mylo Xyloto tour.

The popular British band was performing in Paris, France, and from what I can tell it was an amazing show.

I have listened to this particular album and this particular song many, many times.

During my brief stint on the interstate, this one instance, I listened closely for the first time.

What I got from this song is that we all have to search within us and slow down a notch.

There have been so many times recently where I’ve been in such a rush that I’ve missed things.

That drives me crazy to no end.

Here at the newspaper, it’s felt like we’ve been going full tilt trying to get every edition of the paper out and get every special section in your hands.

Believe us, it’s such a pleasure to do so each and every week.

But, there’s always this feeling, to me, that we could’ve been in one spot to get a certain story, or that we missed an event that could’ve been covered.

Now, I’ll say that we can’t be everywhere at one time. That’s simply impossible.

Those who may see me out and about, and if it seems like I’m in a hurry, remind me to slow it down a bit and take it all inside.

There’s more to the story than I think.