Being Bono

I heard “Ordinary Love”, the new U2 song from their forthcoming “Songs Of Ascent” while driving home today, and it got me thinking: It must be one helluva full-time job just BEING Bono. With all the time and energy he devotes to meeting Popes, corporate big wigs, and heads of state, while involving his band in myriad altruistic activities, when does he find the TIME for quiet reflection and creative endeavors like writing songs? He’s an amazing man, really. You say he’s pretty full of himself? Of course he is! It’s a job requirement. He wouldn’t BE who he is if he wasn’t full of himself. Thank God for extraordinary people with big egos. They help shine light into dark corners, shift resources to meet needs, and, on occasion, create art and write hit songs.

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