Just some thoughts:
Well, did you know? Sounds like the start of a commercial doesn’t it?
“Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps: for he is the only animal that is struck by the difference between what things are and what things might have been.”
(English writer, William Hazlett 1778-1830)
I know of someone who knew the difference.
Williams wrote a little ditty of a song called “Kaw-Liga.” Kaw-Liga was a wooden Indian, and he had the misfortune to fall in love with the Indian maiden “Over in the antique store.” Sad, sad tale you see, because some guy came along and bought the Indian maiden and took her oh so far away. It was said that it broke ole Kaw-Liga’s heart; he was never the same. His heart had been set on the Indian maiden with the coal black hair. Things were bad as he had never even gotten a kiss. He was never the same after she left town with the fella that purchased her.
Most of us, somewhere in our lives, have looked back over the years and wondered about the “what might have been” times in our lives. Maybe we have laughed, and yes, we have probably cried over a few matters.
So you see Mr. Hazlett, we are not alone, for once upon a time a wooden Indian did also.
Have you ever been struck with the thought of what things are and what they might have been?”
I have, and often in numerous matters.
Hum… “what might have been and what they are.”
June 24, 2014