Heard a chorus sing that song at my first "worldly" benefit for a beautiful organization in our area a few years ago.
Sitting next to me was a woman about 20 years older breathing with oxygen tanks. Cancer.
As they sang, and I heard the occasional clicking coming from her tanks, I knew I was in a moment teaching me a lesson.
My whole life as a JW wallflower flashed through me; the undeniable knowing that this is life right here and we (I) will not live forever...
I hope you dance
I had tears in my eyes. I knew I had to start living NOW.
Months later the woman next to me died.
I went to her memorial service, given in a shady pine forest by the non-profit organization.
It was another beautiful moment.
I'll never forget that song. That woman. That day.
And the lessons I learned.
Keeping my sense of wonder,