Wednesday, December 21, 2005
New Matisyahu Video; My feelings about it.
There is a new Matisyahu video which I found to be inspiring. The video can be found here. It features Matisyahu as a moving character billboard on the wall. I enjoyed the words posted in the background because I often find Reggae songs hard to follow, but here, the words were beautiful.
I felt that with the black hat and the white shirt, I was inspired to return to dressing Chassidic because while I think Matisyahu captured the essence of what it means to be Lubavich today, his message wasn't one about limitations and conformity, but unity between souls and helping another person in need.
I haven't worn my white shirt and black hat combination in some time because I've been embarrassed the way I look wearing it. People see me as channeling someone I am not, and it felt weird being asked all these questions about Torah and Judaism when I as of late have been pretty secular myself.
I guess the message here is that it is never too late to return to being outwardly Chassidic and it is probably wrong of me to hide it by dressing secularly. The affect the garb has on people is stunning, and I shouldn't take away from others that religious inspiration which the clothing inspires in others because of my own insecurities of not being myself.