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Watching the Wheels
27 October 2010
This is the fifth article in my series about my (un)employment situation and my continuing journey following Yeshua (Jesus). If you have missed any of the four previous articles, you might want to read them first so that you can put today's article into context.
A couple of weeks ago I ran across a song by John Lennon available on his album Power To The People. I was listening to samples of each song when the words to Watching The Wheels caught my attention. Seeing that I don't particularly care for John Lennon's music, this kind of surprised me.

So I looked up the lyrics, and found that, while they don't apply to my situation exactly, there were quite a few similarities, and the words really resounded in my heart. This song was written during a five-year sabbatical that John took from the music business. Here are some more details from the Wikipedia article on John Lennon:

Having previously suffered three miscarriages in her attempt to have a child with Lennon, Ono said she wanted an abortion. She agreed to allow the pregnancy to continue on condition that Lennon adopt the role of househusband; this he agreed to do. Lennon's second son, Sean, was born in October 1975. Lennon now took on the role of house­hus­band, beginning what would be a five-year break from the music industry during which he gave all his attention to his family. He devoted himself to Sean, rising at 6 am daily to plan and prepare his meals and to spend time with him. He formally announced his break from music in Tokyo in 1977, saying, "we have basically decided, without any great decision, to be with our baby as much as we can until we feel we can take time off to indulge ourselves in creating things outside of the family." He emerged from retirement in October 1980 "passionate and reenergized, having found fulfillment in the stable family life that he'd been deprived of in his own youth."
So with that context, let's take a look at the lyrics to Watching the Wheels:
People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I'm o.k. well they look at me kind of strange
"Surely you're not happy now you no longer play the game?"

People say I'm lazy dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall
"Don't you miss the big time boy you're no longer on the ball?"

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go

Ah, people asking questions, lost in confusion
Well I tell them there's no problem, only solutions
Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I've lost my mind
I tell them there's no hurry
I'm just sitting here doing time

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go
I just had to let it go
I just had to let it go

I also found a YouTube video of this song, with home video clips of John with his son Sean and Ono too:
Wow! So much of these lyrics speak so deeply to my heart that I'm just sitting here shaking my head in amazement! I don't know where this journey with Yeshua (Jesus) will lead me, but HE does. As for me, I could "no longer play the game ... no longer ride on the merry-go-round ... I just HAD to let it go."
This article is 5th a series of articles on this Web site related to My Journey with Yeshua (Jesus) which also includes (scroll to see the entire list):
7  Jan  2010
1  Aug  2010
28  Sep  2010
7  Oct  2010
Watching the Wheels
27  Oct  2010
20  Dec  2010
27  Jun  2011
20  Dec  2012
17  Feb  2013
7  Mar  2013
8  Mar  2013
9  Mar  2013
10  Mar  2013
11  Mar  2013
12  Mar  2013
13  Mar  2013
14  Mar  2013
15  Mar  2013
28  Apr  2013
8  Jul  2013
14  Jul  2013
11  Aug  2013
24  Oct  2013
18  Nov  2013
20  Dec  2013
28  Jan  2014
4  Sep  2014
16  Jan  2015
23  May  2015
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