Week 338 // One Foot at a Time

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Ain’t no path of righteousness
There’s only one foot at a time
But when the wind is blowing at your back
It gets you thinking that you’re right

There ain’t no feeling like coming home
And it don’t matter where you live
To light the old fire another hundred times
There is nothing you wouldn’t give

When you’re putting one foot ahead of the other, some steps are long, and some steps go only as far as they must. This week’s song is a small step, and that’s what it was meant to be.

I had the time and space for a small meditation, so I turned to one of the great meditative artists, and I borrowed a chord change or two from Leonard Cohen. I doubt he would mind. He is usually praised for his lyrics, but his structural instincts were good too. There’s so much to learn from him.

The lyrics are brief and simple enough that I’ll leave their interpretation to you. I’ll give you only this: small steps can still lead someplace.


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