Nashville or Bust

The trip that started a longer journey

Secret of Life

I woke with James Taylor’s Secret of Life in my head. It is songs like these and days like the past 24 hours that remind me that life is here to live today. To laugh today. To love today.

Yesterday I celebrated with Tessa as she completed Third Grade and rang in summer. The core primary years are complete.

Last evening I watched Jameson graduate from Middle School. The awkward speed bump of that period is over. 

Late last night I enjoyed conversing with Brandon — not as a youth among adults but as contemporary.

All in all, pretty darned cool.

There actually was a bigger post around this but for whatever reason, I accidentally deleted it while trying to publish. Call it blunder, call it fate. It doesn’t erase the fact that yesterday was a good day. Today and tomorrow may bring tears, anxieties, disappointments and that, too, is to be expected as part of the journey. But then again, those things may not happen. And that’s the secret, right? So, as JT reminds me… I’m going to enjoy the ride.

Secret of Life — James Taylor

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

The secret of love is in opening up your heart
It’s 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 too hard
It’s just a lovely ride

Isn’t it a lovely ride
Sliding down
Gliding down
Try not to try too hard
It’s just a lovely ride

May 31, 2012 Posted by | Everyday | Leave a comment