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Calm

“When the waves roll on over the waters
And the ocean cries
We look to our sons and daughters
To explain our lives
As if a child could tell us why

That as sure as the sunrise
As sure as the sea
As sure as the wind in the trees
We rise again in the faces
of our children
We rise again in the voices of our song
We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
And then we rise again

When the light goes dark with the forces of creation
Across a stormy sky
We look to reincarnation to explain our lives
As if a child could tell us why

That as sure as the sunrise
As sure as the sea
As sure as the wind in the trees
We rise again in the faces
of our children
We rise again in the voices of our song
We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
And then we rise again

We rise again in the faces
of our children
We rise again in the voices of our song
We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
And then we rise again.”

Lyrics to “Rise Again” by the Rankin Family

Have a truly delightful weekend. Take a walk, toss some leaves, get together with a friend, smile lots, and write a short note to someone and mail it!

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Shawna - October 29, 2012 - 7:15 am

what lovely advice, Diane! and thank you for the lyrics which are so profound. and lastly, the photograph – perfectly calm, and lovely to see on a Monday morning full of snow!

Kelly @ JAX does design - October 30, 2012 - 8:13 am

The Rankins are such talented singers & musicians ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing the lyrics to Rise Again – Raylene’s voice gives me goosebumps when she hits the super-high notes!

andrea - October 30, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Nice match of image and words. Did you hear that Raylene Rankin died recently? (She was the same age as me — yikes!)