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08/04/2014 09:23 am ET Updated Aug 04, 2014

Daily Meditation: Growing Up

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Today's meditation features a song by Simon and Garfunkel, "Leaves That Are Green." The song meditates on the process of growing up, changing and watching some things go and some remain.

Leaves That Are Green by Simon and Garfunkel

I was twenty-one years when I wrote this song.
I'm twenty-two now but I won't be for long
Time hurries on.
And the leaves that are green turn to brown,
And they wither with the wind,
And they crumble in your hand.

Once my heart was filled with the love of a girl.
I held her close, but she faded in the night
Like a poem I meant to write.
And the leaves that are green turn to brown,
And they wither with the wind,
And they crumble in your hand.

I threw a pebble in a brook
And watched the ripples run away
And they never made a sound.
And the leaves that are green turned to brown,
And they wither with the wind,
And they crumble in your hand.

Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello,
Good-bye, Good-bye, Good-bye, Good-bye,
That's all there is.
And the leaves that are green turned to brown.

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