Sunday, February 7, 2010

Three Little Birds

A lot of things are going well for me right now. I'm 95% sure that I've gotten into the one graduate school I applied to and am applying for a fellowship to cover my tuition there. I should be getting back my tax refund soon and be able to take the GRE. There are, though, a few things awry. Despite the fact that I should be excited for my future, I am left wondering how much of a future I will have - how long will it be before fighting things gets too rough and I am forced to accept the limitations that stalk me? How long before I have to use a cane regularly? Will I be limited to a wheelchair for the last years of my life like my great grandmother?

Questions like these are the ones that keep me up at night - the ones that eventually limit what I choose to do versus what I can do or want to do. When these things get me down, I try to remember the words of the would-be sexagenarian Bob Marley:

"Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou:")

Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou:"

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry!"
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry!
"'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right" - I won't worry!
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, oh no!
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

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