OT: For those of "a certain age"
cole at lantic.net
Tue Aug 15 00:17:15 EDT 2017
>From Ann & Dan
"Alan - did you just read the lyrics Dan posted or did you listen to PEte
sing? not depressing.."
"Not depressing at all!"
Only paid connections here so didn't listen to Pete.
Depressing? Yes (mostly) & No (slightly).
Each stanza opens with a couple of depressing lines about the misfortunes of
old age. He then becomes a spectator: "I'll stick around to see what happens
next." No action.
"How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish’d, not to shine in use!
As tho’ to breathe were life."
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
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