This is a follow up for the reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time which talks about Eric Clapton and how he struggled through fame and self-destruction before surrendering his ego to have a relationship with God. What I failed to mention (as was reminded of by Julie, a blog reader and author of one of the most beautiful sites on the web) is that he also suffered deep personal tragedy in 1991 when his four-year-old son, Conor, fell through a window when he was playing in the 53rd floor of a New York apartment. Clapton wrote the beautiful song “Tears in Heaven” following that tragedy.
Thank you William for your very kind words–all be they undeserved….and thank you for your kind comment on today’s dusty ol post —blessings to you and your brood….
Blessings to your family as well Julie. Hope you have a great week!
It is so often when we are in the darkness that we seek the light.
When we’re in “The Broken Places.” http://soulgatherings.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/the-broken-places/
Love the truth of sadness and joy in this song. Makes me cry for both every time. Thanks. Peace, Ik
I only recently found out the story behind the song and it definitely adds a different dimension of joy and sadness (as you mention).