...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot


, so why hasn't anyone TOLD me this was such a sad song?
And kind of mean, too.
Chloe wanted to learn the rest of the song and so,
looked it up to copy it down.

I'm realizing that I haven't been posting much work.
I do put out a good amount of work, but have not been throwing it up on the screen.
I reckon its been a bit real-life lately. I'll correct this oversight.


  1. Herring boxes without topses. Guess what's going to be in my head all day? It's all your fault.

    I adore children's handwriting. I miss it so at the manor.

  2. busy busy...that's a good thing.

  3. its actually rather amazing if you take the time to read a lot fo the old kids songs what exactly they are saying...

  4. Some of the folksongs and tales can e a little disturbing but they make us smile to listen to them... Hmm!

    Hope you are well? :)

  5. Brian, I know what you mean... gruesome.-J

  6. yeah, gruesome is the word! LOL! this is why we don't know the words!!

  7. Sounds like a bit...or a lot of real life was going on in Clementine too!

  8. jayne, it seems like a lot of trusty old songs are like this... my mother used to sing 'oh what a pal was mary' and 'you are my sunshine' to us when we were in the bathtub. both of them are so sad!! i remember thinking at the time that they didn't *feel* like happy songs... actually, 'darling clementine' kinda has that same feeling (now that i think about it)...

  9. it's that old notion that we should all feel bad for someone and better about ourselves at the same time.

    weird to be sure.

  10. Lord! That Song Reminds me of my Infant School days!