Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Feeling Groovy

Last night, just as I was getting into bed, the ‘something’ that had been repeating through my mind all afternoon, revealed itself.   (That’s how my mind works.  I know something is working away in the background and that it will reveal itself sooner or later.  Usually much later.)

It started when I realized I was rushing when there was no need to.  A “slow down, you’re going too fast”.

It was the words of the Simon and Garfunkel song Feeling Groovy.

Slow down, you move too fast, you've got to make the morning last
Just kickin' down the cobble-stones, lookin' for fun and feelin' groovy
Feeling groovy
Hello lamp-post, what's cha knowing, I've come to watch your flowers growin'
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me, do-it-do-do, feelin' groovy
Feeling groovy
I've got no deeds to do, no promises to keep
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me
Life I love you, all is groovy

Mind you, my lamp-post is a fence post, but other than that, these words nailed it.   I was certainly feeling dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.

pond1 Life is good.  Life I love you. 


  1. That is a wonderful photograph. I'm not sure I'm going to thank you for reminding me of the song though. I've got a hill to climb today and Groovy cycling through my subconscious is, I suspect, not going to be pleasant.

  2. Simon and Garfunkel are my favourites since 40 years back. Still love their music (and have kept "following" Paul). Thanks for the reminder. Just came in from a walk but so cold and windy here today that it does not exactly put one in groovy mood... All I could think of was I have to dig out my "photo mittens" that I bought last year (leaving the fingertips free) because every time I took off the gloves to take a photo, my hands got icy cold!

  3. What a wonderful, wonderful reminder, Pauline, of just how lucky many of us are and how much we don't step back and appreciate it enough. After your post yesterday I slowed down and took stock and, despite some things that would usually have been a major source of irritation, I managed to stay slowed down and so I achieved much more and was less trackled at the end of the day. I fact I was completely without trackle!

  4. Love the song and the words ring so true!


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