Tuesday, April 29, 2014

forever young

As the transition from  winter to spring is particularly long this year I get to spend alot more time than usual indoors, doing dull repetitive things and thinking.  Thinking is dangerous stuff, questioning why one thinks the way they do, it probably isn't very objective, it still has purpose, as Socrates said "An unexamined life in not worth living."  

  For some reason, probably because I am getting older, I have been thinking alot about that, getting older I mean.  And why that should or shouldn't separate me from being "young at heart", young in my beliefs and feelings.  All of our bodies get older, the emphasis on youthfulness, yes youthfulness not youth, but  but the appearance of youth, left the curiosity and flexibility, dreams and wonder of youth behind?   Well it shouldn't.   It should be what  we strive for, to be at heart, forever young.

Lyrics to Forever Young :
(Bob Dylan)

May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

~~Bob Dylan


The video, for which he was joined on Dylan’s song by the Grammy-winning Rivertown Kids choir that he had mentored, has now been viewed more than 500,000 times, up from around 120,000 about a week earlier

vSeeger was 92 when made the “Forever Young” video in 2012 as part of commemorations of human rights organization Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary, and it accompanied what became his last major audio recording as well
Pete Seeger was an incredibly inspirational figure,” Lewis told Pop & Hiss on Wednesday. “He led by example. His commitment to the causes he cared about was total. His courage in the McCarthy era was legendary. He stood up to the reactionary bullies and faced them down. It was a great privilege to get to know him and work with him on two projects for Amnesty International.
“Human rights was a cause very close to his heart,” Lewis said. “His heartfelt performance of Bob Dylan's song captures the spirit that defined his life. And he gave us all a salutary lesson on how to live our lives. It is wonderful that so many people are reliving the humanity of Pete in this poignant video. In our hearts Pete Seeger will stay 'Forever Young'."

What does it say on Pete Seeger's banjo?   “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender,”

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