Monday, February 2, 2015

Immanence & Trying to get to Heaven

I think that the song Trying to get to Heaven kind of emphasizes the 'buffered self' in the Malaise of Immanence chapter. I think the verse 'I only saw what they let me see' resembles the rise of rationality in the buffered self - less vulnerability. I think the verse 'I'll close my eyes and wonder if everything is as hollow as it seems' resembles the negative part of the buffered self of something being beyond human is lost, a void one can fill through looking into the immanence. In the song, the artist talks about being alone a couple of times. I think this emphasizes the loss of the holy presence.

here is a link to Trying to get to Heaven by Bob Dylan:
lyrics at:

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree with you any more your so on point with this song and the lyrics. This is a great illustration of the buffered self negative and positive and the lonely part stuck out to me as well not being one with the self and the awareness of the promise of God to be with us through everything. In a biblical poem called footprint it the person asks God why he left him at the lowest times of his life and God replied when you saw one set of footprints it was then that I carried you.