John Denver sang a lovely song in praise of “today.”
Today lasts 24 hours before it becomes one of many yesterdays that persist for a lifetime.
(Melody— “Today” sung by John Denver and others)
Once, we smelled blossoms that clung to the vine,
I dined at your table and drank your best wine.
The flowers of summer have faded away,
But I’ll always remember the love that we shared–
You were a young rover,
Who sailed the seas over,
But I knew who you were by the song that you sang.
Enthralled by your singing
As by the Sirens of Homer,
I dreamt what our future might bring.
Once—glittering stars filled
Deep, dark summer nights.
There were big city Christmases sparkling bright.
We had children—they grew,
Then went off in the world.
And we found we had suddenly grown old.
Yes, there were flowers that grew on a vine,
I remember the taste of strawberries and wine.
But all our tomorrows became yesterdays.
And my dear rover is home from her journey–
And my dear rover is home from her journey to stay.