``Mark Heard was sort of the Hamlet of Christian contemporary music. He was brave enough to look squarely at the pain and sorrow in the world, and question God and himself. He grieved over that pain, felt too deeply, "worried too much." But he never stopped hoping, loving or believing. Mark Heard died of a heart attack. But as a friend corrected, no, he died of a broken heart. Rather like Jesus. I hope I never become too cosmopolitan and ... blasť ... to feel the pain of a sinful world; nor too Christianese not to care.
``The passing of Princess Diana reminded me of that same sorrow that Mark felt. I wanted to find some appropriate lyrics and post them on a Diana website. "Long Way Down". Or "Everything is All Right".''
Copyright 1996 Miles O'Neal, Austin, TX. All rights reserved.
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