June Jamboree

June Reflection by Mary E. Latela, M.Div.

I admit it. When Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, some people were amazed. Some were shocked! I was delighted. A poet. An artist. A storyteller who captures the soul.

June is a month for graduations and weddings, for beginnings, and for endings, For achievement, and a bend in the road. And for professors and students, it is a place marker in the academic year (unless there is summer school).

After the flurry of June, it feels quiet yet hopeful, and we have time – more time – to practice kindness and friendliness toward one another.

Bob Dylan’s song fits in so well. A high school class chose this anthem as their class song, I offer it as a blessing for young people and for older folks. For you. For me.

Bob Dylan “Forever Young.” Lyrics

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you

May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay
Forever young

Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you

May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
And may you stay

Forever young

Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift

May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
And may you stay
Forever young

Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young

Songwriters: Bob Dylan

Forever Young lyrics © Bob Dylan Music Co.

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About @LatelaMary

Author of 14 self-help books, five still available: Prepare Him Room, Ten Steps to Peace, Healing the Abusive Family, Moments for Mothers. Breaking the Boxes: critique of institutions vs. individuals. Work-in-progress: Memoir (Sorting out Secrets)
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