We have come here to be luminous beings, to light this world up with the beauty that we are. And not just some of us; all of us. Rihanna lyrics, “We’re beautiful, like diamonds in the sky,” may have been written for a love, and at face value her song tells the story of one person speaking to another, but when I hear her lyrics, I hear her speaking to all of us. As Seal sings, “every single one of us is beautiful.” Rihanna continues that sentiment. Listening to her music while I spin in a dark, candlelit room in my house, I feel my deep kinship, to all who walk this beautiful Earth, and to this beautiful Earth itself. If a pop song can do that, then I bow down to the kings and queens of pop, and the work they’ve come here to do.
Rihanna’s Diamonds is peppered with lyrics that hint at depths her song only suggests. Lyrics like “Find light in the beautiful sea/I choose to be happy” or, “At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays/I saw the life inside your eyes,” or “Palms rise to the universe.” Each seeds a reminder that we’re connected to something beyond ourselves, to the sea and the sun and the universe entire. Seeded with this awareness, what might we do?
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PAULA PURYEAR is a Lawyer, Film & Television writer, HuffPoster and Founder of Revel In It Mag.