The Music of Life


Have you ever watched kids
on a merry-go-round
Or listened to the rain
slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast
Time is short
The music won’t last.
Do you run through each day?
When you ask, “How are you?”
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast
Time is short
The music won’t last.
Ever told your child,
We’ll do it tomorrow
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Because you never had time
To call and say “Hi”?
You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast
Time is short
The music won’t last.
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift….
Thrown away…
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.
(by David L. Weatherford)

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2 thoughts on “The Music of Life

  1. It’s so difficult to slow down these days. But it’s definitely good advice. I’m listening to the rain slapping the ground right now. It’s a beautiful sound.

    • Jeff,
      I really agree with you – it is difficult to simply slow down and be present in the moment. I struggle with it myself pretty much every day. It seems so necessary though if we are to ever truly find a place of authentic peace.
      You sound as if you are in a very good place, listening to the rain and not wishing it away for convenience sake.
      Enjoy my friend!
      Pat

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