THAT fine troubador James Taylor happened upon a simple truth or two when he wrote The Secret Of Life, a song that came to him almost completely in 10 minutes when he was sitting on his porch playing guitar.
Taylor said that the secret of life was enjoying the passage of time.
“Any fool can do it, there aint nothing to it. Nobody knows how we got to the top of the hill, but since were on our way down we may as well enjoy the ride.’’
The song continues: “The secret of love is in opening up your heart. It’s okay to feel afraid. But dont let that stand in your way cause anyone knows that love is the only road, and since were only here for a while we might as well show some style.’’
It is a sweet reminder that strikes a chord in most people who hear the song.