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He Ain’t Heavy?

February 3, 2021

Most of us (the old ones at least) remember the Hollies’ song “He Ain’t Heavy.” It still stands as a great musical metaphor for what should be the good in all of us. But is it really? Let’s flash forward 40 years or so….

“His weight will not encumber me….” Really? Have you been to a Walmart lately? Good God, most of the folks need a forklift to port them up and own the aisles to shop there.

I must admit that I still love this song. It brings tears to my eyes for what might have been in a world where everyone would actually give a damn. But alas, “His weight WILL encumber me.” America, we need to go on that crash diet soon! Even the most svelte of us are today simply fat! Time to put down that cell phone and hit the gym or a few mountain trails,

“The road is long, with many a winding turn….” Yes, it is but let’s not take the next exit for McDonald’s for God’s sake!

PS – It is NOT impossible to get in shape. I am well over 70 and lost 25 pounds going to the gym and watching my diet. I am now at 156 pounds and feel great!

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One Comment
  1. These reminds me of where we are now. HA!
    The road is long
    With a many a winding turn
    That leads us to who knows where
    Who knows where

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