Saturday, December 10, 2011


A few months ago I attended a 40 year reunion of our high school class.  Most of us attended the same grade schools and so spent a lot of our childhood and adolescence together.  I had my 1st grade class picture and someone from the reunion put up on the internet our 8th grade class picture.  I liked pairing these images of us as children against what we became and it made me think of this Cat Stevens song. 

"Oh Very Young, what will you leave us this time
You're only dancin' on this earth for a short while
And though your dreams may toss and turn you now
They will vanish away like your dads best jeans
Denim blue, faded up to the sky
And though you want them to last forever
You know they never will
(You know they never will)
And the patches make the goodbye harder still.
Oh Very Young what will you leave us this time
There'll never be a better chance to change your mind
And if you want this world to see a better day
Will you carry the words of love with you
Will you ride the great white bird into heaven
And though you want to last forever
You know you never will
(You know you never will)
And the goodbye makes the journey harder still.
Will you carry the words of love with you
Will you ride, oh,oooooooooooooh
Oh Very Young, what will you leave us this time
You're only dancin' on this earth for a short while
Oh Very Young, what will you leave us this time"

Cat Stevens.

1 Comments:

Blogger News from Mad Plato said...

I love Cat Stevens. He got me through some tough times back in '71, when I lived with my cat Sam, next to Boulder Creek...ah, beautiful, silent, solitude!

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