Monday, June 25, 2007

"They should always be the same thing"

"We come from the North side of Dublin, went to a school called Mount Temple Comprehensive. That's where we met. When we were leaving this new student came in. He was a boy completely paralyzed, nothing moving. He was born ... without oxygen, but he had something in his eyes, this light in his eyes.

So his mother believed in him, that he was awake, that he was conscious.

So she used to read to him ... teach him. Then when he was 13 years old, they discovered this little drug which allowed him to move his neck one inch ... and with that he was able to type with this little thing they attached to his head. Turns out, he'd been writing stuff in his head for years, this poetry, beautiful poetry - put out this book called "Dam-Burst of Dreams" ... his first poem was called "I Learned To Bow" where he thanked God for the gift of science and medicine. Of course, science, medicine & God... all the same thing. They should always be the same thing.

His name is Christopher Nolan, this song is called "Miracle Drug...""

An amazing the "surprise" concert under the Brooklyn Bridge, Bono took the time to tell the story behind "Miracle Drug":

For more on Christopher Nolan's prayer journal, check this. To see actual video of Nolan's acceptance speech winning the Whitbread Literary Award, see this.

Part 1...very end of this clip:

Part 2:

On a lighter...and equally God-inspired note..check out how U2 let a fan play drums for them earlier that same day:

...and another sing opera:

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