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Monday Meditations: Two Step

I don’t know why, but I found a quote from Elie Wiesel’s¬†Dawn that I wanted to share today. It is a portrait of a haunted man’s encounter with love. Wiesel’s trilogy (Night, Dawn, Day) always fascinated me. Allow me to share that fascinating with you, along with a fabulous number from the Dave Matthews Band called “Two Step”.


“Two Step” by Dave Matthews Band

What is it about those opening moments that make this song so¬†memorable? The moment I hear the guitar and violin take off, I feel like I’m in a different world, a darker and more beautiful world filled with beauty and longing. (Note: this live version is from the “Listener Supported” DVD).


“There are times when I curse myself. I shouldn’t have listened. I should have fled. To listen to a story under such circumstances is to play a part in it, to take sides, to say yes or no, to move one way or the other. From then one there is a before and an after. And even to forget becomes cowardly acceptance.

I should have run away. Or put my hands over my ears. Or thought about something else. I should have screamed, or sung, or kissed her, kissed her on the mouth so she would have stopped talking. Made love to her. Told her that I loved her. Anything, just so she would have stopped talking.”

Elie Wiesel