It's Spring, a light-hearted, lyrical time for Snoopy's Spring Dance to celebrate life! Spring is hope, nature's rejuvenation right before our eyes. What lyrics put Spring in your step? How about, "It's a lusty time of year when everyone goes blissfully astray." Get ready: there's more.
Walk outside and enjoy this "brief shining moment." Buds pop out on hardwoods, and flowers birth themselves from "far beneath the bitter snow." Just remember, "In the Spring becomes the rose." Tears of joy even well to the eyes of Rogers and Hammerstein, Buffett and the Beatles.
No denying, we Baby Boomers are infatuated by rejuvenation, and in love with our music; hence, the spectrum between searching for the Holy Grail and gyrating to upbeat rhythms and motivational lyrics.
Stirred to arousal by daylight saving time, "sunshine on our shoulders" and "Here Comes the Sun," we are juiced by blooming pear trees, dogwoods, azaleas, and the greening (not the smoking) of grass. We "go to the hills once more."
Boomers, a positive lot, believe that with "high apple pie, in the sky hopes" we can go "beyond where no man has gone." We just combine available knowledge, common sense, and "a little bit of luck" to bloom into a life embracing, rejuvenated giant bean stalk, and live happily ever after. You know...eat right, exercise and enjoy life.
We choose to work smart, play often, encourage others, laugh at ourselves, look both ways before crossing the street, drink lots of Dehydrogen Oxide, keep a song in our heart, and surround ourselves with positive, active people.
Find yourself a friend, "somebody to love", or better yet a friend with benefits. Play "all along the waterfall"...Enjoy the Spring…Rejuvenate! Dance and giggle. Laugh and squirm. "Turn it all about." "Twist and Shout." "Feel it in your fingers, and feel it in your toes." "It's a wonderful day"!
If there is a song called "Health-E for Life," and we can dance to it, I'm sure it will soon be a No. 1 Baby Boomer hit.
What songs make you feel like Spring is in the air, and put "Locomotion" in your step? What song makes you feel “Younger than Springtime"?
Positively yours, Sheri & Bill
P.S. And for a little more fun, here are Youtube links to all the lyrical references above.
- "It's a lusty time of year when everyone goes blissfully astray”
- "In the Spring becomes the rose"
- "Here Comes the Sun"
- "go to the hills once more"
- "high apple pie, in the sky hopes"
- "a little bit of luck"
- "somebody to love"
- “all along the waterfall"
- "Twist and Shout"
- "Feel it in your fingers, and feel it in your toes"
- “What a wonderful day"
- "younger than springtime"