Optimistic Scots (an anomaly) proclaim, “A sunshiny shower won’t last half-an-hour. Pessimists reply, “You can get plenty wet in half-an-hour.”
“What is life?” great philosophers have always asked.
“What is life?” hippies used to ask gazing up at cloud people frolicking in the sky.
“What is life?” Beatle George Harrison wrote in a hit song in 1970.
“That’s Life,” Frank Sinatra crooned in his 1966 album.
That’s what all the people say
You’re riding high in April, shot down in May
But I know I’m gonna change that tune
When I’m back on top, back on top in June
I said that’s life
And as funny as it may seem
Some people get their kicks
Stomping on a dream
But I don’t let it, let it get me down
Cause this fine old world, it keeps spinnin’ around
I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet
A pawn and a king
I’ve been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing
Each time I find myself
Flat on my face
I pick myself up and get
Back in the race
Only Jesus answered the “what’s life” question for all eternity. “I am the way, the truth and the life,” John 14:6.
“Life is what you make it,” numerous people have said.
And sometimes – life is about getting wet.