Seasons Change and So Do We

A song-filled follow up to my earlier Autumn post:

Autumn…Falling Leaves…Rising Hopes

-- That post was on the passage of time + intro to courageous Joan Chittister, who’s not afraid to speak TRUTH to power.

This post offers song about the passage of time...



First, a reflection from another blogger and then some appropriate tunes to mark the passing of the season…

From another blogger…

Autumn, Please Don’t Go, Baby. I Want You to Stay Forever.


Tunes about the Changing of the Seasons

Who Knows Where the Time Goes – Judy Collins

Circle Game – Joni Mitchell

--A commenter said, “My heart still aches when I listen to this song. It was my lullaby as a child. Thanks mom for making sure I turned into the best man I could be.”

Turn, Turn, Turn – Byrds

Pete Seeger, Turn Turn Turn 5 New Verses!

--Singing in NYC in 2012 at age 93, Pete on his 12-string shares for the first time 5 new verses that were written by his wife for their young children.

--Words are from the Book of Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3

Changes – David Bowie

Uncle John’s Band – Grateful Dead

“It's the same story the crow told me; it's the only one he knows.

Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go.

Ain't no time to hate, barely time to wait,

Wo, oh, what I want to know, where does the time go?”

The Wheel – Grateful Dead

“The wheel is turning and you can't slow down

You can't let go and you can't hold on

You can't go back and you can't stand still

If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will”

“Small wheel turning by the fire and rod

Big wheel turning by the grace of God

Every time that wheel turn 'round

Bound to cover just a little more ground”

Spinning Wheel – Blood, Sweat & Tears (0:02:33)


“What goes up must come down…” Life is never static. It’s like a sine wave. If it weren’t, you’d be a “flatliner”



--when the ups and downs stop………………………“Game over…”


BS&T “Spinning Wheel” reflections:

Are you just focusing on your problems…or willing to let go for a while and take a ride on a spinning pony? Kinda echoes Joni’s song.


The following lyrics suggest that a change is needed in the way we’ve been doing the wheel…

“Did you find a directing sign on the straight and narrow highway?

Would you mind a reflecting sign?

Just let it shine within your mind

And show you the colors that are real”


Best Songs about Fall - Autumn Song Playlist (with links)

Rosh Hashanah 5781 – a Celebration of Beginnings…Endings…& All the Life in Between

-- This gentile discovers truth & beauty in this moving celebration of life - just as it is unfolding...


Here’s another post on the passage of time:

“Falling Back” from Daylight Saving Time is Like Groundhog Day (from Mar. 2019)

Peace, tOM

#music #autumn #JudyCollins #JoniMitchell #Byrds #PeteSeeger #David Bowie #GratefulDead #RoshHashanah #time

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