And I Think To Myself…
“I see trees of green, red roses, too,
I see them bloom, for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world.”
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World Lyrics | MetroLyrics
I woke up with these lyrics repeating themselves in my head,
over, and over, and over again, until I finally yelled (in my head)
Ok! I get it! What a wonderful world!
but…I was able to say that without a tinge of sarcasm,
because lately it has felt like a wonderful world,
Remember, I parted ways with my job on Christmas Eve,
it SHOULD feel like a sucky world, but it doesn’t.
Believe me, it has been in the past!
3-4 years ago, if I’d woken up with those lyrics in my head I would have
considered it a cruel joke perpetrated by the sandman,
and promptly thrown up!
In those dark days, and many others, this could have been the verse that would repeat itself upon awakening, a verse that could have defined my life:
“A presence dark invades the fair,
and gives the horses ample scare,
for chaos reigns and panic numbs,
when something wicked this way comes.”
I was numb, the days felt chaotic, and life felt…wicked.
I know you’ve all been there.
The sky seems dark and low, and you’re not certain
if you’ll ever see the world in color again.
Seems this time I’m not going down that rabbit hole!
The only difference is my state of mind, and my perception.
The trees of green and skies of blue weren’t hidden,
they were imperceptible to me.
It’s like when you take off in an airplane during a rainstorm,
once you climb above the clouds…blue skies, and sunshine!
They were always there, they were just obstructed by the clouds.
The point here is this:
It’s always the same world,
the birds are singing, the sky’s are blue,
the leaves are green and all is well.
Some days it just feels wicked,
Some days wonderful,
How does it feel today?