"A Chance Encounter" as written by and Samuel Fineberg Jonathan Visger....
Driving through my hometown all alone,
I came across someone I used to know.
Down on hands and knees, she seems to be
looking for something.

Walking up from down by Setter's Pier,
I said "Hello, what's going on down there?"
She looks up and sighs. She wipes her eyes.
She has lost her lens.

You don't need them anymore, my dear.
See it for yourself, your eyes are clear.

She peers around at scenery and such.
I tell her, "See? It doesn't blur that much."
Turns once more to me... "Oh, please don't leave."
She has missed my point.

You don't need them anymore, my dear.
See it for yourself, your eyes are clear.
Sometimes disability is only in your mind.
We just like to think that we're not fine.

Driving through my hometown all alone (all alone, all alone).
Driving through my hometown all alone (all alone, all alone).
All alone, all alone.



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    General CommentI hear the writer of this song using his "chance encounter" to highlight the ways in which we intentionally hold onto dependencies. The girl described in the song has lost her contact lens, an object that allows her to see clearly. The singer's response to this is to pose the question of whether she saw incorrectly in the first place. "See? It doesn't blur that much," is him guiding her to believe that she can see on her own, with what she has. The girl then turns to him and says "oh, please don't leave." The singer explains that she has missed his point and means to say that she has turned him into a new dependency. She is afraid that he will leave because she feels like she is insufficient without help.
    This song makes me wonder what I would be able to see if I let go of all my habits, dependencies and addictions. As the song helps me to realize, I spend all of my time searching for things to correct what is "wrong with me", to fulfill me, to satisfy me. What would happen if I allowed myself to be sufficient, fine and well? I would have much energy to explore things beyond the small scope of what I know now.
    Ted Haggardon February 24, 2008   Link

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