Van Morrison's Keep it Simple happens to be in line with my own values, and with the Slow Down Fast coaching philosophy. I came across a review in Rolling Stone that summed it up powerfully: “At this point in his career, Van Morrison is less interested in surprises than in further exploring his long-standing obsessions: surviving the shocks of this life and rising gracefully toward the next one.
Keep It Simple finds him looking back on his sixty-two years, filled with longing – for home, for deliverance from the world’s demands, for spiritual transcendence.” While Van Morrison may have his own reasons for wanting to uncomplicate the twilight years of his musical career and life … I think he does a good job of expressing what we all yearn for. A kind of deliverance – not so much in death, as the above quote implies… but a relief or respite that each of us can begin to know while still in the living years. A rescue, and a sort of homecoming from the constant pressure that society imposes.
Verdict? Far too many "I messages".