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Today, I offer two more great song lyrics.  The first is: “If You Could Read My Mind“, by Gordon Lightfoot.  It’s a haunting song about love lost, failed heroes, myths and real life.  Gordon Lightfoot has been justly described as Canada’s Bob Dylan.  I agree.
The second song will always remind me of my roommate in Germany, when I was in the Army – David Birdsong.   Dave was a big country music fan and this was one of his favorite songs whenever we’d start drinking.  He didn’t actually “believe” the words, but he loved the attitude.   Needless to say, at one point or another, if I dated a lady more than a few times, I played this for them.   Their reaction was always a perfect indication of whether or not they had a sense of humor and if we would have any chance together…  “Put Another Log On The Fire“, by Shel Silverstein.
Again, both of these songs have to be heard to truly be appreciated – then come back and read the words again.
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Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
  — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Often the test of courage is not to die, but to live.
  —  Vittorio Alfieri
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Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?
  —  Robert Browning
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