Here’s a link to a new article Grandin Media recently published in my “Life in 3rd Place” column:
You may have never seen the 1998 science-fiction/disaster movie, but I’m fairly certain you’ve heard the first song on the soundtrack: I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.
Rolling Stone magazine included this song in a list of the “25 greatest slow songs ever,” and 20 years later, it remains a mainstay at school and wedding dances.
Even if you don’t know the title, you’re almost certain to recognize it with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame belting out the chorus:
Don’t want to close my eyes, I don’t want to fall asleep
Cause I’d miss you, baby, and I don’t wanna miss a thing
Cause even when I dream of you, the sweetest dream would never do
I’d still miss you, baby, and I don’t want to miss a thing
It’s not deep theology, and I wouldn’t suggest it’s particularly profound love poetry. What it does do, however, is capture one of the most overwhelming sentiments found in young love: the fact you can’t see beyond the excitement and the emotion, and how you just don’t want to leave that moment because you “don’t want to miss a thing.”
I got to thinking about that song and sentiment as I was reading the story of the tower of Babel found in Genesis 11.
(Click the link below to read the rest of the article…)