My heart and my soul have begun to ponder the ways of life,
And why I have been selected to live beyond life’s usual number of days.
A higher power, perhaps? Random choice, I think.
The care and love of a wonderful wife, I know.
And many other things — that have played their part along life’s busy way.
There does not seem to be, in this whole wide world, a sure and real answer to my query. Nothing you can feel or touch.
Faith in the unseen? “Who knows?” you say.
But I thank them one and all, from the bottom of my heart,
For the chance to live — beyond life’s normal span of days.
I would still like to know the reason. Maybe the answer can be found among the words of this beautiful ballad of my younger days.
“Beyond the blue horizon
Lies a wonderful day.
Goodbye to things that bore me,
Life is waiting for me.
I see the new horizon,
My life has only begun.
Beyond the blue horizon
Lies the rising sun.”