Life with a View
Life With A View is a story of love's power to transport the lost and the lonely out of the mundane and into the ethereal, to draw us ever upwards, it's mystic force assisting us in the horrid struggle to overcome ourselves and reach an eternal resting place of happiness. It is a story full of surreal honesty, cosmic beauty and ultimate triumph - of a man neither young nor old, who embarks on a journey from despair and loss of love to hope and happiness. These are songs of sadness and memory, of escape from darkness, of the rise to the light of the sun, of paranoia and internal strife, and of an apparently hopeless desire to reach the moon. To experience suffering, to calm the turbulence of oneself, to be filled with joy, to be both lover and beloved, to share an impossible destination with another - this is Life With A View, an idea of the world without which life has no aim and therefore no meaning. But to have the audacity to believe that a story which began in darkness and misery can end in beauty and happiness - this alone is to have life with a view, to have music of soaring transcendence, to have the lunacy of a love that can carry us to rest, to have the song, like Goethe's Faust, of a life in which "here is the freest view, of spirit borne skywards." This is to be the human story. - Isak Bond.