Musical Spiritual Theology

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TSO offers an interesting take using one of my favorite musicals. I think this is his original work (hard to tell) but it is beautiful. (Lest I cause swelled heads, I deleted my original "sheer genius.")

Add it to this reflection and this one on My Fair Lady. Amazing that the work of an agnostic/atheist (I'm never really certain where GBS actually falls) has such profound utility in theological discussion.

Reproduced by permission of TSO

--but please go to his site to read it in context (for context really is everything). I just wanted it as part of this entry so I could find it later when I was looking for My Fair Lady of the Spiritual Genius of Eliza Doolittle. (Although in this case it is the Genius of Professor Henry Higgins in both cases.)

from T. S. O'Rama's Video Meliora proboque. . .


I'm an ordinary man;
Who desires nothing more
Than just the ordinary chance
To live exactly as he likes
And do precisely what he wants.
An average man am I,
Of no eccentric whim;
Who likes to live his life
Free of strife,
Doing whatever he thinks is best for him.
Just an ordinary man.

But let the Divine in your life
And your serenity is through!
He'll redecorate your soul,
From the cellar to the mole;
Then go on to the enthralling
Fun of overhauling
I'm a quiet living man
Who prefers to spend the evenings
In the silence of his room;
Who likes an atmosphere as restful
As an undiscovered tomb.
A pensive man am I
Of philosophic joys;
Who likes to meditate,
Free from humanity's mad, inhuman noise.
Just a quiet living man.

But let the Godhead in your life
And your sabbatical is through!
In a line that never ends
Come an army of his friends;
Come to jabber and to chatter
And to tell Him what the matter is with you.


I've grown accustomed to His face...
He really makes the day begin...

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the link to TSO's take doesn't work atm.

Dear Jack,

Thanks. That one took a moment or two to find as the tag was well-formed but misspelled. (All syntax was present for a hef.) Thanks.





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