Thursday, March 18, 2010

Surrender to the Wave

The lyrics that are going to appear in this blog are from a song called Whatever You're Doing by Sanctus Real, and even though this song has hit me hard before, last night just really set in.

"It's time for healing time to move on
It's time to fix what's been broken too long
Time to make right what has been wrong
It's time to find my way to where I belong
There's a wave that's crashing over me
And all I can do is surrender"

I don't know if you have ever been to the beach during high-tide, but it can be a really scary thing to experience. I myself already have a fear of the ocean, so having waves several feet above my head does not exactly hold the most comforting of thoughts! For those of you who have never had the chance to experience high-tide, or any tide for that matter, I will go into more detail.

When a wave is swelling, it pulls back a large amount of water toward where it is deepest (away from you). The pull of the wave is so strong that it doesn't just take water with it, but shells, fish, rocks, sand, and sometimes you to an extent. But as strong as this pull is, it doesn't last for long. Before too much time has passed, it comes rushing back at you all at once, this being the reason that during high-tide, the wave is well over your head. When you are in a situation like that, you know that there is no swimming through it or around it, but the best decision is just to surrender to the wave.

Aside from the ocean, our lives all have high-tides at some point. It is that time when you feel like everything is at its most raw point and when you feel so vulnerable to the world. And we know, it isn't before long and everything comes rushing back at us at once, (the shells, fish, rocks, sand, and water). We can choose to try and fight life and everything it is throwing at us, or, we can choose to surrender to the Wave(God).

I would encourage you to listen to the song, you may get something really awesome out of it, like I did!


Anonymous said...

Wow. I love this interpretation of this song. Seriously, God being a Wave makes such a good analogy.. Love it! Keep the Writing coming girl! =D

Brittany Rose said...

Thanks! This is how I saw Him last night during this song; I love it too! (:

Costume Queen said...

Hello, Brittany Rose!

Thanks for following Splendiloquent ( and Aria of an Amateur (! I really appreciate it, and hope you enjoy reading both blogs. =)

In response to this post (and the last couple of posts that I read as well), I really like your writing style. You're metaphorical without pulling, out of thin air, comparisons that have nothing to do with each other.

I love the similarity observations you made about waves being like life, and your description of what it feels like to be in a wave is spot-on.

Anyway, I'm following your blog now and am looking forward to reading your posts!

God Bless,
Anna ~ "Costume Queen"

Brittany Rose said...

Thank you Anna! It is nice to see that someone enjoys my writing and is able to grasp what was intended from it. (:

Also I do enjoy reading both of your blogs, and your post about your trip to Sams had me dying laughing.