“A Message . . . From The Great Beyond . . . “

This bit of a song lyric wafted through my consciousness . . .

“A MESSAGE came back from the Great Beyond . . . “

and I couldn’t finish it!



Nothing came to me.

But the lyric just kept repeating itself, “Message came back from the Great Beyond . . . “

Frantic to know, I sifted my brain . . . or what’s left of it.

“Message came back from the Great Beyond . . . “

Who wrote that?

Paul Simon?

Frank Zappa? It kinda sounded like a lyric Zappa might have written.

WHO was it???

And far, far more importantly, WHAT was THE MESSAGE!

I knew somehow that in this moment of quiet revery that I’d been experiencing that the universe . . . or it’s Maker . . . was trying to tell me something . . . something I NEEDED TO KNOW . . . trying to communicate to me some great Truth!

I HAD to KNOW . . .

as well as TO BE KNOWN by this great Truth!

“Message came back from the Great Beyond . . . “

Was it Bach?

Or maybe Beethoven?

Oh now I could tell that I was just guessing . . . getting both desperate and nowhere!

Although there was indeed something transcendent, mystic, and eternal promised by this lyric . . . if it had been either of those two giants, I’d have been remembering something in German, wouldn’t I?

“Message came back from the Great Beyond . . . “

Then God in his mercy finished the verse for me.

“There’s fifty-seven channels and nothin’ on!”

2 responses to ““A Message . . . From The Great Beyond . . . “”

  1. Joe’s Email Avatar
    Joe’s Email

    Is that why we read the Bible…sounds Dylanish

    Sent from my iPad


  2. That’s right, Bro. Read your Bible and then THN in THAT order.
    Bruce Springsteen wrote this song thirty years ago. NOW there’re too many “channels” to count . . . and STILL nothin’ on!

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