When times go rough
Wont you lay me down in tall grass
And let me do my stuff Second Hand News - Fleerwood Mac - Rumours
The Rumours album is arguably Fleetwood Mac's best album, written when they were on the verge of splitting up...Yet, for me, the album has happy songs. Lke the one above, I love the boppy music. And love the lyrics.
I dont want to know the reasons why
Love keeps right on walking down the line
I dont want to stand between you and love
Honey, I just want you to feel fine I Don'tWant To Know - Ibid.
If you wake up and dont want to smile,
If it takes just a little while,
Open your eyes and look at the day,
You'll see things in a different way.
Dont stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Dont stop, itll soon be here,
Itll be, better than before,
Yesterdays gone, yesterdays gone Don't Stop
Theme songs? Yeah..I was a pretty wild young thing. Full of enthusiam for life. But not very prudent.
At least I was enthusiastic. And this year we will have been married thirty years ( Oh. My. Gosh..).
Tell me why
Everything turned around
Shacking up is all you wanna do
If I could
Baby I'd give you my world
Everythings waiting for you
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
You can go your own way
Go your own way Go Your Own Way
Loved the lines packing up..shacking up...everything's waiting for you..
I still feel that everything's there, waiting. Fun. Laughter. New things to see. New places to go. New people to meet. New things to try.
Like today. It sounds boring as I write it down but I found it fun. After ice skating,I visited Campbell's Cash n Carry to buy things for our parish morning teas, suppers, et al. Woo hoo! It was fun. Exciting even. Pushing around this large pallet on wheels, looking at the arena of goods in the warehouse. Like stepping into another world.
Texted my husband and said I felt very proper, very economical, very frugal, very organised. Like I was playing at being a good housewife. Move over Kate Winslett in Revolutionary Road.
I think he thinks I'm strange.
But enthusiasm for life is important for me. Especially today as I contemplate the feast day of St John Bosco - January 31.
Those who know me know that that St John Bosco is one of my mothering mentors. I have always been impressed with the warmth he had for the boys in his care, for their interests, for playing kids' games, being immersed in their world, so that he loved what they loved ~ and they came to love what he loved ~ namely, Christ. The Church. The Faith. The Sacraments.
Everything and everyone is is won by the sweetness of our words and works
You can do nothing with children unless you win their confidence and love by bringing them into touch with oneself, by breaking through all the hindrances that keep them at a distance. We must accommodate ourselves to their tastes, we must make ourselves like them. St John Bosco
Okay, I admit it is a far stretch of the imagination from Fleetwod Mac and their less-than-holy lyrics to St John Bosco, for whom purity was important.
Yet, I see a connection. In my past. The connection is happiness. And enthusiasm.
I associate both these attributes with my experiences of the songs above and with my experiences with the writings of St John Bosco.
keen interest, excitement
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