It’s going to be an empty BagOfNothing for a while, which is a bit of a misnomer in itself – A bag of nothing is an empty bag so I shouldn’t have to make the distinction, but I digress. I don’t know how long it will be empty, and nothing major or behind the scenes is going on, I just need to take a step back.
In the meantime, feel free to leave a comment and tell me something you have changed your mind about and what caused the changed. I’ll start. For all of my teen years, I couldn’t stand U2, the name sounded stupid, they were too flashy, and Bono dressing like the devil (MacPhisto) made me align them with the worship of Satan. One day in college a friend was playing U2 music videos and Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me was on the television, part of the soundtrack of a Batman movie. It’s basically a long cartoon, but at one point, C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters randomly appeared. I only heard of the author a week prior and thought the idea of a book of letters written by Satan was fascinating. The idea of “mock the devil and he shall flee” is addressed in the forward or somewhere at the beginning of the Lewis’ book. This is what Bono was doing with his MacPhisto alter ego and the C.S. Lewis hat tip was kinda cool. It’s then I realized I was judging a book by its cover, or in this case, a band and their music. It made me think there was something deeper and more meaningful to their lyrics, that I was too quick to judge when it came to most things.