Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Stumbling To Bethlehem

In case you ever wondered where the title of this blog came from:

The song Stumbling To Bethlehem was played at the end of the last episode of season one of Joan of Arcadia. The episode was titled Silence.

Here's a news article on Patti Scialfa's album 23rd Street Lullaby, where the song Stumbling to Bethlehem appears.

Ms. Scialfa no doubt drew inspiration for this song from Y.B. Yeats' poem The Second Coming. The end of the poem reads, "And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?"


If you know what I've been through in the last few years, you'll know why this song touched me as deeply as it did. It's a classic example of a secular love song with spiritual meaning for all who dare to look deeper.

Complete lyrics can be found here.

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Anonymous said...

May our walk on the path to that city be given His guidance and care. Bless You!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I too fell in love with this song from the JoA show which I only saw on DVD in December 08. Today I went searching for the song on itunes but didn't find it till I found your blog, then linked to the other site and finally the winning link for itunes. In gratitude, starlight.