All these years I've been "going to and fro in the Earth, and walking up and down in it." (Now, who said that? It's in the Book of Job, King James Version). Some things you pick up along the way, bits of insight and advice. You carry these fragments around, they bump into one another in your head for years, re-configure, refine themselves, and then one day you realize that these little nuggets have refined themselves into the greatest pieces of wisdom that you'll ever encounter.
Notice, I've updated the Excelsior subtitle above, to include one of these - perhaps the greatest of the realizations I've come across in this life.
Happiness? To be living in the good old days, and realize it at the time - it doesn't get much better than that!
And what if you could go re-visit one of these golden salient time of bliss in your life. A moment when everything, just everything was harmonious and perfect. What if you could go back for even for a few moments and re-experience that simple joy?
Here's a song about that very phenomenon. It's been sitting in my various basements since the 1970s on a reel-to-reel recording I made from the radio. The song has been haunting me ever since I brought it out of the archives. I feel compelled to share it. So here ya' go! Enjoy.
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