November 03, 2014



Our life journey, illuminated by meaning, becomes a pilgrimage : connecting us to our inner self, to each other, and to what is sacred in the world. JL.

‘In sacred travel, every experience is uncanny. No encounter is without meaning.’  Phil Cousineau ‘The Art of Pilgrimage’

 

'The Time Of Your Life' lyrics by Randy Newman in 'A Bug's Life'
'Isn't it a bit surprising
How one's fortunes ebb and flow
And only to the enterprising
Does the magic fortune cookie go
Believe me
It's the time of your life so live it well.'

'It's the time of your life so live it well' (lyrics by Randy Newman)

Silver Order of the Fly charm from Talisgirl Charms The animated movie 'A Bug's Life' is a favorite in my family. We laugh again and again at the same jokes every time we watch it .The characters are all hilarious archetypes of people we know, and one cant help but identify with most of them. The hero is an ant who overcomes his neurotic self consciousness by finding courage in his heart and a purpose in his life, saving his colony from the bully baddies.

Watching it (again !) for the n'th time I listened to the lyrics for the first time - properly that is - I suppose it's a synchronicity thing because it's exactly what my charms are about - learning to live your life with awareness and purpose.

Here are the lyrics by the fabulous Randy Newman (played to 30's style music-hall honky tonk score):

'The Time Of Your Life' lyrics by Randy Newman

Was a bug, little bug, hardly there
How he felt, what he dreamed, who could care?
Without any evidence
(His flaws were many)
He was full of confidence
(Some people haven't any)
Didn't have much common sense
(It's highly over-rated)
He just knew that he'd come through
It's the time of your life so live it well
It's the time of your life so live it well

We may only go 'round one time
As far as I can tell
It's the time of your life so live it well
We may only go 'round one time
As far as I can tell
(He could be wrong about that)
It's the time of your life
It's the time of your life
It's the time of your life so live it well
It's the time of your life so live it well
It's the time of your life so live it well

We may only go 'round this one time
As far as I can tell
It's the time of your life so live it well
Like us all, he started small
Then he grew
When the time came he knew what to do
He knew in order to succeed
(They'd have to work together)
He turned a rock into a seed
(And they were changed forever)
Then they had the strength they'd need
(To get through stormy weather)
Do or die, you gotta try

Isn't it a bit surprising
How one's fortunes ebb and flow
And only to the enterprising
Does the magic fortune cookie go
Believe me
It's the time of your life so live it well'

 (...now watch the movie!)

JL.

 


Jacky Lloyd
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