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August 6, 2012

Grow Old Along With Me

Robert Browning began his poem "Rabbi ben Ezra" with these words:

        Grow old along with me!
        The best is yet to be.

John Lennon borrowed Browning's words as the inspiration for one of his last songs. It has been recorded by a number of artists, including Glen Campbell and Mary Chapin Carpenter. The lyrics are deceptively simple, conveying the depth of love and commitment that hold us together through a lifetime of challenges and rewards. This is what we mean when we recite, "To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, as long as we both shall live."

        Grow old along with me
        Whatever fate decrees
        We will see it through
        For our love is true

What could be better than to experience it all, side by side with the one you love and trust most in the world? And at the end, to sit and watch the sunset, holding hands with the person who shares all those memories with you.

1 smart person said something:

  1. Such a sweet song. I had not heard this before. Thanks for posting.


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