Recently, we were delighted to hear from a reader who was inspired by our book, “Now That I’m Here What Should I Be Doing?”. Vicki Morrison Goble, a singer-songwriter, was reflecting on what she had learned from the book when she composed an original song entitled, “Wall Seeker”. You can access Vicki’s song and lyrics below, but first let me describe the context for the song.
In our book, Jean and I examine the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and social growth patterns designed into life by the Creator. One aspect of these patterns is that as we seek desired things in our lives, we encounter obstacles or “watchmen” who seem to obstruct us and drive us off path; but in reality, these watchmen drive us toward walls we need to scale in order to both grow in capacity and find the truest manifestation of the desired thing we seek. In the book, we conclude that all of us need to become wall seekers rather than wall avoiders if we want to grow and fulfill the ultimate purposes of life.
We were very moved by the way Vicki artfully internalized the themes in the book and created this very special song, and we are delighted to share it with all of you here. Just click the play arrow below to listen. Lyrics are below as well.
Thank you, Vicki! Happy wall-seeking!
“Wall Seeker” by Vicki Morrison Goble
Guitars, production, mixing and mastering by Paul Adamson
Darkness pervades my reality.
Mischief is everywhere I see.
Blindness mistaken for vanishing light.
Winds of despair blowing clouds in my eyes.
Searching for wisdom, I stumble and fall.
I flee from the watchmen, run into a wall.
There’s nowhere to go; I have run out of time.
A burst of frustration persuades me to climb.
Wall seeker, wall seeker, that’s what I will be.
The wall conceals something that’s precious to me.
I need to take action; I know what to do.
Climbing the wall is my only way through.
I’m over the wall now and to my surprise
I find what I’m seeking, laid bare before my eyes
My vision is sharp and my purpose is clear
Knowledge has helped me to sublimate my fear.
Wall seeker, wall seeker, that’s what I’ve become.
I’ve more walls to climb; there is never just one.
Guided by watchmen; each wall that I find
Inspires me to leave my old blindness behind
To learn more about Vicki and hear more of her music, visit http://www.latebloomersrock.com/.
To read our book, which inspired this song, visit smarturl.it/NOWtg