Nature Boy by Nat King Cole

There was a boy
A very strange, enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far
Very far, over land and sea
A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he

And then one day
One magic day he passed my way
While we spoke of many things
Fools and Kings
This he said to me:

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return”

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return”

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return”

Often songs have a meaning deeper than the popular lyrics portray. The subject of the song is obvious a very young person by he’s referred to as a boy. There’s a reason for this reference, I feel its to point out that wisdom doesn’t always comes with age. Nor does it come from books or anything one can read.  True wisdom, meaningful wisdom comes from life experiences.  Life, itself is the greatest teacher. And in all his travels this young man learnt: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”

That’s why there’s so much hate and misery in the world today. No one is happy. Many gives the pretentious of happiness but a wise person can see through your facade in a mere glance. People haven’t learnt to love and those who once knew how have forgotten. The Internet is a mere reflection of humanity’s soul. Everyone is out to isolate themselves in the name of sophistication.  Get over on someone in the quest for wealth. Exhibit narcissistic behavior but when the end come who will love you a love that’s true when you have spend all your youth and thereafter being rude or in companionship of people are egoistic as yourself?

In the famous words of Alfred Lord Tennyson, “’tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to Nature Boy by Nat King Cole

  1. Most singer do not compose their own songs. A song writer does and this was written by Eden Ahbez

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lisa Warner says:

    My grandfather loved this song.

    On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 10:47 PM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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