The Secret O’ Life…

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For no reason in particular, a favourite song came to mind this morning – the exquisite James Taylor ballad ‘The Secret O’ Life’.

Sometimes it can be hard to appreciate the here and now…

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time
Any fool can do it
There ain’t nothing to 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

And…

Try not to try too hard
It’s just a lovely ride

Of course, it’s not such a lovely ride for many…for oh so many…

But even even if we do have something to appreciate, the concentration on the next goal can divert attention from who and what surrounds us now.

Here is my favourite juxtaposition of images in all songwriting:-

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

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