Shock! Horror! The World’s Least Spiritual Soul ... might just be The Worlds Most Spiritual Soul!!! SONG. Listen: http://soundcloud.com/artieq/spiritualmoi
SPIRITUAL .... hmm ...? This state of (?) being has always somewhat bemused me. Mostly, because I really don’t understand the terms with which spiritual folk use. (Truly, I cannot relate.) ... I have no idea; sorry, no answers, here. I just “am.” I “do.” Does that answer the question? And what was it, anyway? :)
Among friends, I will often mockingly declare myself as The World’s Least Spiritual Soul, not really because I believe it, but mostly to playfully elicit a response. I have to say that all of my good buds will then rush to my defense with ” Oh no, that’s not true, Robin, you are very spiritual”—Oh Really, I then respond. Smirks.
Recently, a good friend of mine, Stacey Parry of Soulful Transitions (doing very important work and the subject of Rap 1 in the song) declared on Twitter "You are not alone. Psychic network, make friends, etc …" I responded with “I am alone; I am The Worlds Least Spiritual Human Being. I must be alone. Surely?” She then responded "You are NOT alone. Authenticity is the best part of spiritual. You live my definition of the most spiritual." Hmm … This phrase stuck with me for a week: “Authenticity ... is ... Spirituality.” ... I cogitated on it. And when I finished, I masticated ... thermagulated, even. Finally, I hit on an idea. What if someone (not necessarily me) who believed himself to be The World’s Least Spiritual Soul, actually found out the bald truth; he was in fact The World’s Most Spiritual Soul—HaHah! Hey presto! There's the song.
Having seen and really liked recent art by No Eye People: raVenMackay aka Nasty Mushroom Gal, I thought her illustration of “me” from 35 years ago was most appropriate. She kindly allowed me to use it. “Delicate but Resolute” I choose to term it. She no doubt calls it something else. (Please check out her web, as with with my other partners in crime, below)
Guitar & Arrangement: LRW - Laurence Whiteley
Art: No Eye People
Inspiration: Stacey Parry
LYRICS - Robin Thomas Quinn ©2012
Authenticity is spirituality, according to a pro, is "me", well, apparently,
and she should know, she does it all day long,
calls herself "transitioner," a mighty fine practitioner.
Now I describe myself as The World's Least Spiritual Soul,
moving away from "possession" is my goal.
Can I live my life without a safety net?
Tryin' real hard; I'll get there … I'll get there.
Tell me, where is "there?"
Tell me where you're going to.
Dah, dah, dah, dah. Dah, dah, dah. Dah, dah dah. Dah, dah dah … I'll get there.
With this in mind, I'll just have to confront myself—"Artie Q: who are you?"
And I should know, I do "me" all day long;
an imposter of Krishna, a nary Christian missioner.
Now, I've not claimed myself as a man of lofty goals,
I'll leave that up to others with religious souls.
A short dry capucino drink is all I'd like to get
Forget the Splendid Journey … Are we there yet?
Dah, dah, dah, dah. Dah, dah, dah.
Doesn't help with the big picture; view it all, it'll just restrict ya.
(One) Step in front of another, the mountain I'll discover.
When confronted with enormity, get busy like a bee;
visualize my destiny, I'll be the Super Ant in me.
Now I describe myself as The World's Least Spiritual—
I'm having second thoughts about it;
I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought about it.
I had a change of heart—I'm going to Nirvana … I'll get there
Baby, ooh baby, I'll get there. Yeah.
Dah, dah, dah, dah. Dah, dah, dah.
Spirituality equals Authenticity, without it an eternity, yeah baby.
I'll get there.