March 28, 2010

The Age of Not Believing

Bedknobs and Broomsticks Enchanted Musical EditionThis morning Robotson asked me when I got to the age of not believing, from Bedknobs and Broomsticks fame.  I asked him what he meant.  He said "It's so hard to argue with someone who doesn't believe in anything."  I asked for an example, to which he replied, "Well you don't believe in magic anymore."  No, I do not believe in magic, but there are a great many real things that I do believe in.  He didn't want to talk about it anymore.  I think he just wanted tell me that I was hard to argue with; ditto son.

I looked up the lyrics.  Perhaps he was on to something.  There was a time when I had much more belief in myself.  It would be nice to have a little bit of that back.

The Age of Not Believing

When you rush around in hopeless circles
Searching ev'rywhere for something true
You're at the age of not believing
When all the "make believe" is through

When you set aside your childhood heroes
And your dreams are lost up on a shelf
You're at the age of not believing
And worst of all you doubt yourself

You're a castaway where no one hears you
On a barren isle in a lonely sea
Where did all the happy endings go?
Where can all the good times be?

You must face the age of not believing
Doubting ev'rything you ever knew
Until at last you start believing
There's something wonderful...
Truly wonderful in you

1 comment:

  1. Well, I still like make believe (fiction, stories, magical tales). Just because I'm not a "believer" doesn't mean I can't enjoy imagination and wonder, Robertson!