Once upon a time there lived a guy named Gary who was flipping through his collection of old vinyl records. He came upon a record by Dean Martin that he often heard as a young boy. Sparking fond memories, he put the record on his turntable and played it.
As soon as the words “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s amoré” were heard, a big smile grew across his face. He was amazed that something so silly could still capture his imagination. The words and their images had a strange power that he couldn’t put his finger on.
Suddenly an angel appeared in the room! “Don’t be afraid, I’m your guardian angel,” said the heavenly visitor.
“Why have you come to my living room?” asked the surprised earth-dweller.
“Angels have access to a person’s thoughts and feelings, that is, everything going on in your heart and mind,” replied the heavenly quest. “We angels could hear those lyrics in your brain all the way from heaven. I was sent down to earth to see where such great wisdom was coming from.”
“Great Wisdom? This is just a silly little love song,” answered Gary who was quite perplexed.
“There is nothing silly about love. Angels not only have access to your thoughts but we can distill them further in order to derive a spiritual meaning from your worldly words. That opening lyric of the song you are now playing is full of heavenly wisdom,” explained the celestial spokesperson.
“How can that be?” returned Gary.
“Everything in the physical world corresponds to something in the Spiritual World. Let me break the lyrics down for you so that I can explain how we angels understand these same words—but from a higher symbolic level. First, the words: ‘When the moon hits your eye’ symbolizes mental perception and understanding, that is, something that comes to our mind’s eye. The ‘moon’ symbolizes meditation or reflection in the mind’s eye because it reflects light—something that lets us see and therefore think about. Next, an important change of perception takes place in the mind’s eye when the moon is seen as a ‘big pizza pie.’ This transformation takes place when some special knowledge of the mind becomes so appetizing that it is quickly put into action from the heart. This allows knowledge to be transformed into goodness. Pizza is a great symbol for goodness because it is made from bread, cheese, and tomatoes. These ingredients spiritually represent ‘love.’”
“Why do pizza ingredients symbolize love?” asked Gary scratching his head.
“Simply put, love and goodness is heavenly nutrition to an angel. In heaven, we are fed by love so we understand food items only in terms of a higher, angelic staff of life. That is why the central lyric of your song ends with the word ‘amoré.’ The song you are playing may be silly to you, but it brings happiness and joy to angels because it represents profound wisdom to us,” stated the celestial messenger in a serious tone and with a serious facial expression.
With that said the guardian angel disappeared as abruptly as she had appeared.
Gary was left amazed as to how angels could take human ideas and language and bring them to a whole new level of meaning. As he continued to listen to the song with a new appreciation he wondered what they could do with the words of the Bible.