My Pandemic Playlist #5: “I’ve Been High” by R. E. M.
"Make my make-believe believe in me"
These days I’ve found I just need to close my eyes and listen to a gentle, beautiful song when things seem to be taking a dark turn. A song where the message is simply the music — and then the final line takes you right where you need go.
This song today asks one of the most profound existential questions:
“Have I missed the big reveal?”
I want to say no, that it’s still to come. And with that, our life explodes into infinite possibilities — and the utter excitement of what’s ahead is the ultimate, sustaining High. It’s good we don’t know where we’re going — and it is a mindblower when we get there, when we make it happen.
Close your eyes. Take a breath. And drift into I’ve Been High…