Must Go On


I was listening to music last night before going to sleep, as I do every night. For some reason, I felt like trying to understand the meaning of the lyrics from some of my favorite songs; trying to see if they had any meaning as to why they were my favorites. Most of them… well, I couldn’t figure out a meaning to their lyrics, but there were several that I could clearly see what the lyrics were trying to get across. Out of the many songs I listened to, one particular song made me really have to think. This song starts off with two questions that many people probably don’t have an answer for. Before last night, I hadn’t even wondered about answers for them, let alone ever thought to ask myself them. These are, however, good questions to ask, and good questions to have an answer to. 

“Empty spaces – what are we living for?
Abandoned places – I guess we know the score…
On and on!
Does anybody know what we are looking for?”

These lyrics are from a popular song by Queen,”The Show Must Go On”. This song was written by Brian May during the last few months of Freddie Mercury’s life, and if you really listen to the lyrics, you can begin to see the message of the song.  

I really do think these are hard questions to ask yourself before it is too late. What am I living for? What am I looking for in life? Well, after listening to the lyrics, really trying to understand them, I came up with an answer for myself. I am living my life for God, and no one else. I am looking to have a happy life, filled with countless happy, fun memories; however, my life must honor God.


“My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies,Fairy tales of yesterday, will grow but never die,I can fly, my friends!”


All lyrics (in italics) are from “The Show Must Go On” by Queen.


While Planting a Garden…

It is a gorgeous day, around the middle of May, and it is time for you to plant your annual garden. You thought your garden was a little small last season, so you decide to make it just a little bigger; that way you are able to plant even more of your favorites! You proceed to extend the garden, but while doing so, you hear your rototiller hit what sounded like a large rock. After turning the rototiller off and moving it out of the way, you head back to the spot where you hit the rock. There is still some dirt in the way, so you grab a small shovel and begin to uncover the rock. After removing several scoops of dirt out of the way, a rush of excitement runs through you as you discover this in no ordinary rock; you just found 15 pounds of gold!

This would be a very lucky thing to have happen. I certainly wouldn’t mind finding gold in my garden! With the value of gold constantly changing, even a small piece could be extremely valuable. predicts, ” For the fourth quarter of 2013, analysts surveyed by Bloomberg in November 2012, forecasted a level of  1,925 U.S. Dollars  per ounce of gold.” If you found gold in your garden, what would you do with it?