Sam Phillips on Joy
It seems that so many people and plans and connections are falling apart like some above ground quake. As I walk to shake it off, the beat turns around and I am ecstatic for no reason. Does anyone else find themselves overtaken with profound joy all of a sudden? It's not regular. It's like the lion sightings in Charles Williams' book...
A song found me a few days ago on one of the streets in my neighborhood. A man was working in his garden and singing. It was so early and quiet that I heard him all the way down the block as I walked. The song was in Spanish and the voice was strong and low. The joy that found me was like music, come to think of it. God knows there is always trouble, but ecstasy is on the prowl. I think it's trying to find us.
- Sam Phillips, News