The Circle of Life (2)

‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot…
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build…
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…’

Returning to the song:

Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars

The ‘Lion King’:

Simba runs away believing that he is responsible for his Father King Mufasa’s death.

Alone, fearful and lost Simba is befriended by Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog. They cheer him up with ‘Hakuna Matata’.

Hakuna Matata!
Ain’t no passing craze

It means no worries
For the rest of your days
It’s our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata!

Take life easy. Bad things may happen but there is nothing you can do about them. Worry will not solve your problems. Everything will be alright in the end. Relax. Hakuna Matata!.

Bill went into hospital with kidney problems, developing sepsis and then Coronavirus. Yesterday I heard:

‘… Bill has recovered enough to be sent home, where he now convalesces. 

In these troubling times of uncertainty and fear, the strength, courage and determination he has demonstrated in his fight to see off his illness has been an inspiration to us all…’

‘Hakuna Matata’ is sometimes tempting; St Paul is wiser:

‘Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.’

Ref: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

The Circle of Life’ by Elton John & Tim Rice

‘Hakuna Matata’ by Elton John & Tim Rice

Philippians 2: 3-4

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