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Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and Martha Reeves Nowhere To Run
Motown - The Hits Collection Vol.2, Motown
James Morrison I Won't Let You Go
(CD Single), Island, 1
The Verve Lucky Man
Now 39 (Various Artists), Now
Van Halen Jump
The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia
Stereophonics Have A Nice Day
Now 49 (Various Artists), Now
Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
Now 1986 (Various Artists), Now
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds A.K.A... What A Life!
(CD Single), Sour Mash Records, 1
The Police Can't Stand Losing You
The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M
The Beatles Eight Days A Week
The Beatles - 1, Apple, 8
Ryan Adams Lucky Now
Ashes & Fire, Columbia, 1
Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock
Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA
Darren Hayes Black Out The Sun
(CD Single), Powdered Sugar Productions, 1
Sly & The Family Stone Everyday People
The Woodstock Generation (Various), Nectar
Eliza Doolittle Pack Up
(CD Single), EMI, 1
ABBA Take A Chance On Me
Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 003
The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
Million Sellers Vol.12 - The Sixties, Disky
Electric Light Orchestra Mr Blue Sky
ELO - Out Of The Blue, Jet
Mads Langer Riding Elevators
(CD Single), Columbia, 1
Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Moments In Love (Various Artists), Music Club
Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman
Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv
Jessie J Price Tag
(CD Single), Lava Records, 1
Tom Petty I Won't Back Down
Tom Petty - Anthology, MCA
Julian Lennon Lookin' 4 Luv
(CD Single), Conehead, 1
Gladys Knight and The Pips Baby Don't Change Your Mind
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Singles Al, Pro-Tv
James Blunt Dangerous
(CD Single), Rocket, 1
Ricky Martin Livin' La Vida Loca
(CD Single), Columbia
Smoove & Turrell Hard Work
Eccentric Audio, Jalapeno Records, 1
Elvis Costello and Elvis Costello & The Attractions Radio Radio
The Very Best Of Elvis Costello, Universal Music Tv
Keane and K'Naan Stop For A Minute
(CD Single), Island, 1
Boston More Than A Feeling
Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label
Pause For Thought
From Sarah Joseph, Editor of a Muslim lifestyle magazine:
"Do we see from the whites of our eyes?" asked my youngest daughter.
"No" I replied, "we see through our pupils - the black bit in the middle of our eyes."
"But they are so small!" she said "How can they see such big things?"
I didn't tell her 'not only are they small, but we see everything up-side down and it's our brains which turn things the right way round'.
Such are the miracles of our eyes and our brains.
Children often ask profound questions even if they don't mean to, and her words reminded me of the question asked to God by the great Sufi, Rumi in one of his poems.
"My heart is so small, it's almost invisible. How can You place such big sorrows in it?"
"Look," answered The Lord, "Your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world."
Our eyes are tiny yet they do indeed behold the world. At least if we allow ourselves to see it, and its awe inspiring beauty. But sometimes we close them off to the greatness and scale of the universe.
Our brains seem a jumble of strange fatty-acids, yet can hold the most profound thoughts - sometimes beautiful, sometimes horrible; but intricate and complex nevertheless. Sometimes though we choose not to think about the world - its injustices, its imbalances; its intricacies and complexity; its diversity and beauty.
Our hearts are also small, but not only do they have the capacity to hold great sorrow, as Rumi said, but also great love. But sometimes we close them off, scared of pain and hurt, but also afraid to truly feel a depth of emotion.
So maybe it is not our eyes, our brains and our hearts which are tiny and insignificant. They can behold so much. Maybe it is us who close them off. Maybe it is us who are small.
Our eyes are tiny, yet they behold the world. A child is small, and has limited knowledge, yet they ponder great thoughts.
Such is the beauty, and the paradoxes of the universe. Let us be big enough to contemplate them.
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