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Savor The Moment

November 19th, 2021 No comments

In a departure from the usual  musings over media buffoonery, I wanted to share this ode to golf penned many years ago, to commemorate the regular golf jaunts made with an evolving cast of like minded participants.  In this present climate of restrictive personal freedoms and state enforced social gathering edicts, it harkens back to a time, not that long ago, when free people did as they chose.  A time when people lived their lives without the big eye scrutinizing their every activity.   Freedoms are always taken for granted until simple things in life become restricted and regulated.  It is also a reminder that moments in life are to be savored, not merely hash marks on the continuum of our lives.  It’s the texture of the fabric that makes living meaningful, not the length of it.   A 1973 single by Seals and Crofts entitled “We may never pass this way again” articulates this sentiment nicely.

While the following verse was composed in the context of golf and without an accompanying musical score, the sentiments are similar and are universal.

United of purpose

Of friends and of time

We share this brief moment

A verse in our lives

We savor the triumphs

The joy and amusement

Of remarkable shots

But more likely bemusement.

We share our tall stories

Of heroic shots made

But also our misery

When hooks became fades

We’ll naught soon forget

The guys that are here

Who have all come together

Most year after year

Try as we might

To have the same show

It’s never the same people

That’s just how life flows

We truly are blessed

Though we take it for granted

That all our joys shared

Will in our memories be planted

The passage of time

May make these thoughts fade

But here’s hoping we never

Forget the friends made

We don’t know if fate

Will to us, constantly favor

So every great moment

While here, we should savor

We’ll take all our memories

Of those that have joined us

We’ll reflect in quiet moments

And think as in chorus

If fate and good fortune

Allows us once more

To bask in the pleasure

At Bandon and shores

Then lucky are we

As comrades and men

To experience the brilliance

Should we pass through again