Meister Käßner
1 min readMay 16, 2023

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Thank you for starting me thinking. Here are a couple of my suggestions.

In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel. Key lyrics:

All my instincts, they return

The grand facade, so soon will burn

Without a noise, without my pride

I reach out from the inside

In your eyes

The light, the heat (in your eyes)

I am complete (in your eyes)

I see the doorway (in your eyes)

To a thousand churches (in your eyes)

The resolution (in your eyes)

Of all the fruitless searches (in your eyes)

The effect is heightened when we realize the Gabriel said it could be considered a love song to another person or to God.

Or what about Springsteen's Rocky Ground?

Rise up shepherd, rise up

Your flock has roamed far from the hills

Stars have faded, the sky is still

Sun's in the heavens and a new day's rising

You use your muscle and your mind and you pray your best

That your best is good enough, the Lord will do the rest

You raise your children and you teach 'them to walk straight and sure

You pray that hard times, hard times, come no more

You try to sleep, you toss and turn, the bottom's dropping out

Where you once had faith now there's only doubt

You pray for guidance, only silence now meets your prayers

The morning breaks, you awake but no one's there.

Now I’m just getting warmed up . . .

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Meister Käßner

I have been reflecting and writing about the stories, people, and places Northwest of Boston for thirty-five years. I also teach history and manage forest land.