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U2’s (re)Unification Song: One April 25, 2011

Filed under: friends,inspiration,joy — Langley Writes @ 7:14 pm
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U2. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. comprise one of the best and longest-running rock bands of our time. U2 joined together in 1976. As with all long-term commitments, however, the band hit a rough patch while recording Achtung Baby. Creative difference ran so high, the band considered breaking up.

In the recording studio, The Edge was improvising on his guitar and came up with a chord progression that caught the band’s attemtion. The guys joined in and spontaneously composed One. Bono wrote the lyrics, and although the message is interpreted a variety of ways, the song was undeniably inspired by the band’s splintering relationship.

So this U-day on the A-Z Blogging Challenge is dedicated to U2. And unification. I celebrate the fact that U2 worked out their differences and continue to bring the world brilliant and relevant music.

One is U2’s (re)Unification Song. Here you go:

You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can’t be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt

One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should
One life
With each other
Sisters
Brothers
One life

What’s your favorite U2 song?

Sources: YouTube, Wikipedia, lyrics007
 

Creativity, Desire and Enthusiasm (C, D and E) April 6, 2011

Woefully behind in the A-Z Blogging Challenge here. I wonder if that’s going to be a recurring theme this month? In a blinding flash of gusto I entered 2 blogs into the challenge – this blog and Langley Writes About Writing. As the name indicates, my other blog is a niche blog. This one is a random catch-all. I have not missed a single day of posting for the A-Z Blogging Challenge on the other blog. You can see for yourself how I’m doing here. Okay, enough with the preamble. Let me write a three-fer post including the letters C, D & E.

Creativity, Desire and Enthusiasm

My first thought is to write about the importance of creativity, desire and enthusiasm. I’ll go with that because it’s good. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that whatever goals or ambitions you have, if you channel creativity, desire and enthusiasm into the pursuit you cannot fail. That’s a lethal combination that will never go wrong. Think about the strength in these three words –

Creativity: the ability to use the imagination to develop new and original ideas

Desire: to want something very strongly

Enthusiasm: passionate interest in or eagerness to do something

Okay, I’m convinced. I’m going to throw more creativity, desire and enthusiasm into this blog. I think I wrote this post for myself. Maybe it helped you too?

Thank you A-Z Blogging Challenge.

Source: Encarta Dictionary

 

 
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