Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22364 – 828:
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I happened across this song by serendipity. I have heard it often enough before but just not recently. I like its upbeat, positive message and am feeling pretty good, albeit tired, today so it fit my mood.
Being “Young at Heart” according to Lexico.com is an adjective meaning:
…Especially of middle-aged or elderly people: having qualities associated with young people, especially energy, enthusiasm, or optimism.https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/young_at_heart
Colin McQueen said somewhere (I couldn’t find the exact spot, sorry) “Middle-Aged forever!” I’m not elderly although I knew a lady who was the epitome of this song when she was a hundred and five. And I’m not really sure about the energy part, especially at this time of night, but I think I have the other two, enthusiasm and optimism. I guess I am not feeling the least bit curmudgeonly today at all. Well, at this moment, anyway.
A couple of my favorite lines from this song are:
“…And life gets more exciting with each passing day…”
“…If you should survive to a hundred and five/look at all you’ll derive out of being alive/and here is the best part/you’ll have a head-start/if you are among the very young at heart…”
Classic Sinatra of course…. That brings back memories too. I miss some of the oldies. Better music back then in a lot of ways.
I agree. There was music, melody, harmony. It was a different sound.
I always look for old albums of Sinatra in thrift stores not really to play but collect the album covers.
I like the music from that era a lot. Album art would be a whole post by itself. Perhaps you would consider posting some of your collection sometime?
Whoa, 105 is a LONG time to live!! That’s INSANE!!
It’s a cool song- pleasing to listen to.
It is a very nice song. She was 105 and still knew everybody. For her 95th birthday she went for a motorcycle ride. For her 100th birthday she went for a ride in a Model T.
W H A T
Yeah. Her great granddaughter stops by the blog every once in a while. I should have her do a guest post about her when she has the time.
That’s a great idea!!
Living to 105 used to seem like a poetic exaggeration but the older I get, the more interested I become in embracing the science behind the notion.
Isn’t that the truth. When I think of how the world has changed both for better and not in the 61 years I have been around it becomes interesting what the next 40 or 50 or even 60 will bring.
I realized recently that the song “Forever Young” is about a nuclear holocaust, so perhaps this is a more uplifting message.
Very laid back. I like it!
Thank you, sir. Thanks for the comment, also. Welcome back.
you can never go wrong with Frankie
Laugh Now! You can be crabby anytime
That is true. The crooners were smooth sounding guys with actual talent.