We spend much of our lives trying to find its meaning. I have discovered that song lyrics are where I have found some of the most expressive and touching verses of poetry that exist in our language. For me, this particular song written by James Taylor, which, by the way, is the closing song on this Sunday’s Radio Show (at our new time Sundays at 7:00). The artist, Nancy LaMott, who left us far too early takes us on this joyful ride, gliding down from the top of the hill, that I wanted you to have a chance to read and follow the journey of the Secret O’ Life. Try not to try too hard; it’s just a lovely ride.

 

THE SECRET O’ LIFE (#96)

By 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.

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time

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