Saturday, February 22, 2014

What a wonderful world

When Bob Thiele wrote the song “What a wonderful world” sung by Louis Armstrong and recorded in 1967, I think he saw something many of us have come to miss in life. Modern day life is so busy and demands so much of our time and effort, most things pass us by because we do not have time for them anymore, wonderful as they are. I captured the image herein of the approaching sacred night skyline while on a road trip and I realised the beauty surrounding me that I could miss easily. Without pre-emptying the song, please go through these lyrics and tell me if it is not a wonderful world.

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.
I see skies of blue, and clouds of white,
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world.
The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky,
Are also on the faces of people going by.
I see friends shaking hands, sayin', "How do you do?"
They're really sayin', "I love you."
I hear babies cryin'. I watch them grow.
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Lyrics adapted from Louis Armstrong