Arc of Time [9/11/2007]

Oran got me listening to the song Arc of Time by Bright Eyes. Here is an upbeat almost celebratory sounding song that's all about death. If I think about death, I usually get pretty depressed and scared. Time seems to be accelerating, and I constantly feel like I will wake up tomorrow morning and be 84 and not know where all of my time went. Lots of stress and anxiety. Tomorrow I'll most certainly be 29. Right? So why is this song happy anyway?

When we saw the lyrics that mention Jesus and an afterlife with angels and such, the question arose "Is this a Christian song?"

And, almost immediately without really thinking much about it, I said "No, it's a Kurzweil song."

The last verse is what makes me feel I might have a reasonable interpretation:

To the deepest part
Of the human heart
The fear of death expands
'til we crack the code,
we've always known
But could never understand
On a circuit board
We'll soon be born
Again, again, again, again

The first two badly scanned sketches are Oran's initial concept drawings for a Kurzweil emblem. Then I thought I'd play around in photoshop and make a school of happy little Kurzweil fishies.