Friday, September 7, 2012

In the Pink

Beautiful, sunny morning, lovely fall-like temperature of 75o.  I am happily soaking it all in as I pedal more or less leisurely along Jefferson Street headed for the post office.  Then with no prompting, no recollection of anything that would have impelled me to remember this, I found my self singing:

Enjoy yourself while you're still in the pink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself It's later than you think.

You work and work for years and years
You're always on the go
Never take a minute off
Too busy makin' dough
Some day, you say, you'll have your fun
When you're a millionaire
Imagine all the fun you'll have In your old rockin' chair

Enjoy yourself it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself while you're still in the pink
The years go by as quickly as a wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself
It's later than you think.

This, along with two or three other verses, was recorded back in the Dark Ages by Guy Lombardo, and by Bing Crosby, and probably by others, if memory serves me correctly.  Why I remembered it?  I guess I just felt good and needed to remind myself that today is the day in which we may enjoy God's creation, enjoy our lives, for the morrow will come all too soon and with no more than the promise of the "rocking chair" at best.

You all know me well enough to know that I pay little attention to lyrics, and I have said many times that I know one verse of a thousand songs, but I don't know any songs in their entirety.

Enjoy yourself while you're still in the pink!
It's later than you think.



7 comments:

Shelly said...

Great advice! Love that you all are having temps in the 70's. We are supposed to get out of triple digits next week. *Hopeful*

Lin said...

Am I still pink? I dunno.

Those are very good lyrics--some that we should all live by. Tough to remember most days though.

Secondary Roads said...

It's a rain-threatening gloomy day here in west Michigan. Your post and this day made me think of the old-time radio show "Lights Out." It starts with the bell tolling as Arch Obler reads the words, "It . Is . Later . Than . You . Think."

Grace said...

Still hot and humid here - Still in the pink - mentally only.

vanilla said...

Shelly, we are loving the cooler days and hope that you get some of that real soon.

Lin, possibly depends on the meaning of "in the pink." We should enjoy our days, though.

Chuck, just had a fierce rain with donder und blitzen and hail (smallish). "Lights Out" represents a gap in my knowledge of the old-time radio.

Grace, you'll get some cooler weather soon. Stay in the pink (mentally)!

Sharkbytes said...

It's always later than we think, but you are making every minute count, I think.

vanilla said...

Shark, I do hope so! And I think you are as well.