‘DESIDERATA’ …. “🎼 ‘Les Crane 1971 Album’ 🎼 …. “!!

~~December 7, 2020~~


A couple of days ago, we were visiting our new neighbors (all measures for COVID in place).

We had a really nice time.

We were asking Alexa to play songs for us and several were really like time travel. The one that came to mind was ‘Desiderata‘. This was a real ‘trip back in time’ for me. In 1971 I was in college and experiencing the existential issues of the times.

I was glad to be able to teach one of my neighbors about this song.

I realize that the same power the song and relevance the song had back then still remain and apply perfectly to the current times.

Music is powerful and eternal!!



You are a child of the universe.

No less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

(Partial Lyrics)

Desiderata is a 1971 album by Les Crane with music by Broadway composer Fred Werner and concept and various lyrics by David C. Wilson. It is a spoken word album with sung refrains and instrumental accompaniment.

The title, and title track, come from the widely circulated poem “Desiderata“, which at the time was in circulation as ancient wisdom and not known to be a 1927 poem by Indiana lawyer Max Ehrmann.

Crane’s supporting musicians included singers Evangeline Carmichael, who sang the “child of the universe” refrain on the title track, and Carol Carmichael, with musicians keyboardist Michel Rubini, guitarist Louie Shelton, flautist Jim Horn, and two percussionists, Joe Porcaro and Emil Richards.

The album won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.


~~ July 1, 2020~~

Desiderata by Les Crane

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Rona Rudy Tooty Colludy

#RudyGotTheRona … “When the people who are lying about the virus are the same goons who won’t tell you how bad their cases are, don’t trust them. When the people who keep telling you COVID is not that bad … keep catching covid, don’t trust them.”



I have a a question for Republicans: When are you going to learn?

After Herman Cain caught the Trump virus and died from it AFTER catching it at a Trump rally, you still haven’t learned.

After cases and deaths spiked in red states where restrictions weren’t put into place, like Florida, you still haven’t learned.

After a bunch of Trump goons, like Mark Meadows, Ben Carson, Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump Jr, Stephen Miller, Kayleigh McEnany, Hope Hicks, Ronna McDaniel, Mike Lee, Melania, Chris Christie, Thom Tillis, Ron Johnson, Bill Stepien, Nick Luna, etc, caught the virus from attending White House events, you still haven’t learned.

Even after the champion of covid denial and hater of facemasks everywhere, Donald Trump caught the Trump virus, you still haven’t learned.

Sure, I caught the virus too but I wasn’t out telling people not to wear facemasks. I wasn’t discouraging social distancing. I caught…

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Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

Amazing time of day!! … “Beyond all possibility of doubt you would say ‘Here at last is the thing I was made for.’ … C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain.

Live & Learn

You have stood before some landscape, which seems to embody what you have been looking for all your life … All the things that have deeply possessed your soul have been but hints of it–tantalizing glimpses, promises never quite fulfilled, echoes that died away just as they caught your ear. But if it should really become manifest–if there ever came an echo that did not die away but swelled into the sound itself–you would know it. Beyond all possibility of doubt you would say ‘Here at last is the thing I was made for.’

— C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain


  • Quote: Thank you Vale of The Soul-making
  • Photo: Today, 6:34 a.m. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT. 28° F feels like 24° F.

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Motivational Monday …. “🌟 ‘Be Kind, Thoughtful, Genuine and Be Thankful’ 🌟 …. “!!

~~December 7, 2020~~


Sometimes it’s difficult to consider being thankful because of all the hardships that may come our way. The current times have been such a period. There has been so much loss in so many ways.

We woke up this morning, we are still here, we can still breath.

Maybe, for a second, we can put these hardships to the side, and realize that in spite of all of them, we are still here and can be thankful!



~Simply Well Balanced Facebook Page~


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To Start the Day …. “🌤 ‘Hello Monday – New Day, New Week’ 🌤 …. “!!

~~December 7, 2020~~


Our cycle begins again … new day, new week.

For some, limited opportunities, for others plenty of them. The thing is, look ahead … wherever you are, maybe you’re near the bottom, so the only way is up.

Let’s get this done and get better!!



“Life offers so many great choices, all you have to do is to see them.”


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