2. Experience

I think that the greatest experience one can have is to love and be loved.

 

Listen to the words of the song “Nature Boy” written by Eden Ahbez and sung by Nat King Kole.

 

There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea
A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he

And then one day
A magic day he passed my way
And while we spoke of many things
Fools and kings
This he said to me
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return”

 

Eden Ahbez’s experience of life was much different from yours or mine. He and his beloved wife Anna spent most of their nights in sleeping bags under the stars in California. And according to Ahbez himself, the poem/song “Nature Boy” is a self-portrait — a depiction of his life and his philosophy of life.

 

I enjoy the simplicity and the forceful presence of the song’s soft and beautiful message. Is not love the greatest thing?

 

Day 2 Guide

 

Today, love those in your closest circles – your friends and family.

 

© 2005, Levi Hill

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