At 74, Something to Contemplate

“Tell me not, in mournful numbers,

Life is but an empty dream!

For the soul is dead that slumbers,

And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!

And the grave is not its goal;

Dust thou art, to dust returnest,

Was not spoken of the soul.”

From “A Psalm of Life”, a poem by

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I’m a lawyer by training, a teacher by nature, a musician at heart, a writer of necessity, and still at it…