Just some thoughts:
A BIG PINK PIG
Recently at my bagel place as I took a swig of my coffee a Pink Floyd song was playing in the background. It brought back this memory.
Thirty-two years ago (1987) I sat with our seventeen year old son at a Pink Floyd concert at the Meadowlands in N.J. What was I doing there, good question. Well I had a kid that wanted to see them. As I am sitting there twenty thousand fans are on their feet, cheering, waving, hollering, flipping their lighters as this huge inflated pink pig went across the top of the arena. Quite a site I must say.
Some years later I would be sitting in a church service when of all things the minister referenced Pink Floyd. On a large wall screen he had the album “The Wall” and he begins quoting lyrics from the album. Now I perk up. Hey I bet I’m the only old guy in this auditorium this morning who has been to a Pink Floyd concert.
The rev now has my attention, any man that will walk into a church pulpit and start by talking about Pink Floyd has my undivided attention. From Pink Floyd he went on to build a lesson that had to do with the beginning and ending of time, referencing the books of Genesis and Revelation. He said that the Pink Floyd album was what was called a concept album. Each song in that album he told the audience built upon the previous song and how the words had to do with a wall being built in the life of the artist. He went on from there to make a comparison of how scripture and the bible is a group of books built upon each other.
You know a number of years passed from the time my son and I attended that concert and me hearing the ministers thoughts. But on that morning I was made to realize that sometimes we can be exposed to things we think we have no interest or knowledge only later come to a better understanding. To see how things we don’t understand have a relationship to things we do.
Now I did not run out and buy the greatest hits of Pink Floyd. They are no threat to my interest of Elvis. But now when I hear something regarding Pink Floyd I will have a frame of reference better than what I might have had.
Two things are often needed for us to come to a better understanding of things we do not know, one is more information and the other is time.
May 15, 2019
Posted June 28, 2019