Week 510 // Once or Twice

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Once in a while
You’ll wonder
Where did it start?

Once or twice in a lifetime
You’ll understand
And set yourself apart

Once in a while
You’ll ponder
Ever greater things

Once or twice in the meantime
You’ll blink your eyes
Amazed what morning brings

It’s new
All the empty pages
The all expanding ages and you

Once in a while
You’ll find someone
Who sees into your soul

Once or twice in a lifetime
You’ll marvel how
The part exceeds the whole

It’s new
All the empty pages
The all expanding ages and you

Sun on the horizon
And all the endless sky
The light and you

Notes

This is a song for a baby! Evan arrived last week to very dear friends, and I already promised his parents that I would send him presents. This is the first one (unless the comics-accurate baby-sized Wolverine costume has already arrived??).

I love writing songs like this. Sometimes they are lullabies. Other times, they are musings on the world as it expands before somebody totally new. This one falls into the latter category. I love finding the opportunity to speak directly to somebody whose whole life still lies ahead, whose entire experience is discovery.

Welcome, Evan. You were born during an unprecedented time instead of an easy time. Your world is exciting. Don’t let anybody tell you that it isn’t also beautiful.

~M.E.

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