Secret of Life

James Taylor is 61, born the same year  I was- 1948. His mop of long hair and soulful eyes were featured on the cover ofiJames Taylormages his first album. His eyes are still soulful but his hair is pretty much gone.  I saw him in concert in the late 90’s and he sang the following song in his velvet voice:

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time

Any fool can do it

Nobody knows how we got to

The top of the hill

But since we’re on our way down

We might as well enjoy the ride

 

The secret of love is in opening up your heart

Its okay to feel afraid

But don’t let that stand in your way

cause anyone knows that love is the only road

And since we’re only here for a while

Might as well show some style

Give us a smile

 

Isn’t it a lovely ride

Sliding down

Gliding down

Try not to try too hard

It’s just a lovely ride

 

Now the thing about time is that time

Isn’t really real

It’s just your point of view

How does it feel for you

Einstein said he could never understand it all

Planets spinning through space

The smile upon your face

Welcome to the human race

 

Some kind of lovely ride

I’ll be sliding down

I’ll be gliding down

Try not to try to hard

Its just a lovely ride

 

Isn’t it a lovely ride

Sliding down

Gliding down

Try not to try to hard

Its just a lovely ride

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Categories: observations

2 replies

  1. I recently read an interview with a man who was 114 years old, the oldest living veteran of WWI in Great Britain. He was asked the secret of long life. He replied “when you feel like you are about to die, don’t.” Sounds like good advice.

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