Jimmy Buffett Reminded Me to Breathe…

Song of the day, week, month, year.  Breathe in, breathe out, move on.  It’s all anyone can do when the hurricanes hit.   All we have is today.  There is no tomorrow until it’s today.  Sometimes it’s hard to remember to take it easy, take life one disaster at a time, and do it one day at a time.  There are silver linings everywhere, and it’s most important to find them when life is difficult.

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4 thoughts on “Jimmy Buffett Reminded Me to Breathe…

  1. The head Parrot-Head is a wise, wise man 🙂

    (Jimmy Buffett and Matt Betton)

    I bought a cheap watch from a crazy man
    Floating down canal
    It doesn’t use numbers or moving hands
    It always just says now
    Now you may be thinking that I was had
    But this watch is never wrong
    And If I have trouble the warranty said
    Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

    And it rained, It was nothing really new
    And it blew, we’ve seen all that before
    And it poured, the Earth began to strain
    Pontchartrain leaking through the door, tides at war

    If a hurricane doesn’t leave you dead
    It will make you strong
    Don’t try to explain it just nod your head
    Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

    And it rained, It was nothing really new
    And it blew, seen all that before
    And it poured, the Earth began to strain
    Pontchartrain buried the 9th Ward to the 2nd floor

    According to my watch the time is now
    Past is dead and gone
    Don’t try to shake it just nod your head
    Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

    Don’t try to explain it just bow your head
    Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

    • Yup. You know – some of the most intellectually elite people I know sneer at Buffett because he’s not esoteric, he’s not obscure, and he speaks to the masses – and that’s the problem I have with intellectual elitism. So what if he’s one of the wealthiest humans on the planet? He’s there BECAUSE he speaks to the masses. He’s a real troubadour; he tells stories through his songs. He’s upbeat, positive, philosophical and some of those “intellectually elite” would be very very surprised (and instantly shove it into denial) to find that Buffett is just as well-educated as they are, and might even know MORE about what life is all about.

      There was a time when he was poor; when he struggled; when he relied on friends to help him. It was also a time just prior to the “ME” generation – the pop-psychology of “It’s All About ME!” and his music reflects it.

      Breathe in, Breathe Out, Move on. Those lyrics don’t say “IGNORE” they just say: “the past is the past. what we have is NOW, so let’s do what we can with NOW.”

      There’s a reason Buffett always resonated with me and it wasn’t the contact highs at concerts. 🙂

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