Monday, November 17, 2008

Time's a-wastin'


What a subject! So much has been written about the value of time. It has come to my attention lately since I heard a wonderful combined middle school choir sing "Seasons of Love" from the musical RENT.
Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure the life of a man?

Put the word time in the search bar for song lyrics and you can spend days looking at all the entries.
My all time favorite is a piece by Barry Manilow - rarely heard - sad but timeless:

I never thought there could be a love like yours and mine
I never dreamed that I would see the day that I would find
A love that feels so right, but here we are tonight
And now the only thing we really need is time

We live on borrowed time
No one can be sure when the loan will finally come due
But I'm loving all of mine, I know what time is for,
I've borrowed it so I can spend it all right here with you

There was a time when I believed that life held guarantees
There was a time when I was sure my future was secure,
But life had other plans, the future's in God's hands
And knowing that just makes me love you even more

We live on borrowed time
Yesterday is past, tomorrow seems a million miles away
But I promise you that I'm gonna make love last
By living every moment, every hour, every day

Now we may have a year, or we may have a lifetime,
No one can be certain what the future will allow,
But you and I are here, and this time is the right time
'Cause one thing that I know is that we have each other now, and now,And we live on borrowed timeLet's celebrate and sing as we walk bravely into the unknown'Cause we're gonna be just fine, whatever life may bring,We'll face it all together and we'll never be aloneWe'll face it all together and we'll never be alone

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