And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, April 10, 2008

What I Mean To Say Is...

I had it all planned out....well at least mostly. I was going to talk about how the average american is in denial about the coming changes much in the same way some women deny the onslaught of age with frantic applications of bad hair dye and the wearing of mini-skirts. I was going to talk about how much better if everyone would just move into the new era of our society with grace and dignity. I was even going to write something pathetic about how even those who have done their best to make changes will most likely be screwed by the idiots who have always and will always think that life (and their fellow man) owes them something. I was going to speak eloquently about how ugly I am finding the basic nature of mankind right now and how I fear that the coming challenges will bring out the worst in many of us.

And then Little Sprout started singing and dancing to one of my very favorite songs, and I came out of my mental gloom and doom just in time to hear something that just pulled me right out of the funk I was in and gave me a little hope. So I though I would share that, instead.

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
That's why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities of life

....Verses omitted.....

And don't spend your time lookin' around
For something you want that can't be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin' about it
I'll tell you something true

The bare necessities of life will come to you

The Bare Necessities, from The Jungle Book

Maybe not the most profound of all sources for inspiration, but it works for me....


AleciaMarie said...

Awesome. Thanks for cheering me up too ;)

Lisa said...

I'm going to sing and hum that for the rest of the day. Clearly, you need to spend more time with Disney movies!!

Gina said...

Seems pretty profound to me!

Thanks, Little Sprout and BG for giving us a little hope in these dark times.

Kati said...

*grin* Out of the mouths of babes, huh?!?! It's ironic that at one point somebody with the ear of the nation tried to teach us a gentle lesson that evidently very few of us have managed to carry into our adulthood.

Hell, I feel like a fraud, even now. I'm trying, but I certainly wasn't on the first (or second, though MAYBE third wave) of "getting it". It feels very fraudulent to try to align myself with those who understood the future of our nation & our world when I was naive enough to still be putting my trust in those we elect into office.

Dang, you & Dirk with the thought provoking posts today. Makes me feel like mine wasn't nearly angry enough. But I'm too happy to be angry. *wink*