The musical term, da capo, calls for the repetition of a significant section of the song or piece in which it is found. In life finding a cue, like a da capo is not always clear, but evident. Many of us look for these da capo cues in our experiences with success and failure. We tend to look at these experiences in terms of win or loss,plus or minus, putting the importance on the outcome; but what about the journey?
Da capo, by Chad Young is an insightful and personal look into spiritual life lessons learned when our focus is not primarily on the finish line but on how we run the race.
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Chapter 1 of Da Capo
Like most kids growing up, one of the most fun things for me to do as a child was to use my imagination in nearly everything I did. Not only myself, but generation after generation, the youth of the world use their imagination to bring peripheral excitement into their lives on a regular basis. Regardless of the role assumed during this state of imagination, from cops and robbers, to professional athletes, to assuming the role of a mother, every child, boy or girl, has a sense of pretending that is innage to their being. Is it possible that each parent that has ever existed has taught their children to play these sorts of larger than life games, or is it because every person has something inside of them that longs to be a part of something larger than themselves?
Even as we grow older and mature, the idea stays the same, but the games just change. We dream of being the CEO's of large corporations, news anchors, accomplished authors, and our children's heroes. Not only do we have a desire to be something great, but people of all ages also have a desire to be a part of something larger than what we are by ourselves. We all want more out of life than what our finite beings have to offer. However, the hard reality hits us like a ton of bricks when we either achieve the position we have only dreamed about as a child but for some reason are left unfulfilled, or even worse, when we fail to accomplish these life-long goals. Whether the dreams become a reality or not, it is only human to want more, even after reaching the previously established pinnacle of life. The bottom line is that a finite reality cannot satisfy someone with infinite dreams.
Chad was born on April 1, 1982 and raised in San Diego, California. Chad received his bachelor's degree in 2004 in Business Administration at Point Loma Nazarene University while competing in Track & Field and Cross Country all four years. Immediately following his undergraduate studies, Chad entered into the Master's in Business Administration staying at PLNU. During the two year program Chad finished up his eligibility in Track & Field earning All-American honors. Chad still lives in San Diego, CA, and outside the realm of writing he has a strong passion for seeing God's power and beauty through running, surfing and music.