Daring to See It


“A Chance for Beauty” from Aristotle’s Prayer

By on 6-27-2006 in Aristotle's Prayer, GP Original Shows

by Gary Powell

When the integration of the disparate aspects of each of our own histories is complete….. something wonderful happens. Before that time, however, we chase, run in circles and regardless of the goodness of our actions, seldom do we feel “complete”.

We chase, run in circles and regardless of the goodness of our actions, seldom do we feel “complete”.

We trip, stumble and run after beauty, as we each define it, trying to capture and hold it tightly… all the while claiming it “mine”. Beauty is illusive in this game and like a wild stallion is most magnificent when not named, penned, owned or branded. I don’t know what your job is, but mine is to fully understand and finally gaze from within the beauty that is me. In this ever so illusive place all my parts become one, whole and at once BEAUTIFUL.

Aristotle said, “All men by nature desire knowledge…” The relationship between knowledge, self-discovery and beauty are all intertwined in this very personal lyric.

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A Chance for Beauty

Music and Lyrics by Gary Powell

Verse 1
We think it’s cupped in goodness
In someone else’s care
In doing and then doing more
We try to get our share

We want to hold it tightly
With illusions we do flaunt
We squeeze it just so often
That it doesn’t leave for want

Bridge 1
Woops, there it goes run after
This thing so hard to keep
But keeping is our biggest game
So it makes the chase complete

Chorus
Complete with frustrations
Complete with sacrifice
Complete with lusting after
Someone else’s lusting wife

Complete in resignation
Complete in facing strife
Complete in knowing there’s still time
To completely lose our life

Verse 2
That’s the way it is with beauty
That’s the way it is with us
Too bad we can’t get together
Too bad we can’t get enough

For I trust that it still happens
Even when I lose my share
Maybe then I’ll learn to see it
Maybe then I’ll learn to dare

To see it where no one is looking
To see it in the master plan
Then to see it in the master
That’s really who I am
That’s really who I am

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