I recently read a funny pun/meme that ties in nicely with what I’ve been sharing lately. The pun/meme said, “Elton John bought a treadmill for his pet rabbit. Yeah, it’s a little, fit bunny.” In case you’re not quite up to speed on Elton John songs, that’s a play on the lyrics to “Your Song” when he sang, “It’s a little bit funny, this feelin’ inside.”
And when I saw that meme, it took me back to a fun high school memory.
I also sang those same words, “It’s a little bit funny, this feelin’ inside.”
It was for a presentation by a group of young ladies who performed for a wide variety of high school functions. They were called the Eagle Escort. And they put on an annual show called Eagle Escort Review. Each year they voted for their Eagle Escort Beau who would be the Master of Ceremonies for that show.
In my senior year, they voted me as their Eagle Escort Beau. And I was very surprised. Because they usually picked a football star. Or some other sports guy. But my high school girlfriend, who was a member of the Eagle Escort said they wanted me because I was popular and could sing.
Of course, my ego was boosted big time.
And for a few weeks I got to attend rehearsals with dozens of beautiful young ladies. And we practiced how I’d introduce each act, what the order of the presentation would be, and of course the song they wanted me to sing. It was almost surreal to me. Because it was almost like I daydreamed something and it came true.
Lots of girls picking ME to be their beau. AND getting to sing a song by my favorite singer/songwriter (at the time). When I think about it now, it’s difficult to believe it was so long ago. Because I can picture it in my head as though it was only a week ago.
And that’s a little bit funny and a little bit melancholy.
Because it’s more proof that this life is just a repetitive procession of days for anyone without hope. Despair is your reward if you deny your Designer. I think about how King Solomon, who had massive riches and “wisdom,” viewed this life as futile and vain. He shared his despair in the book of Ecclesiastes. Read that if you need or want to escape his fate.
King Solomon understood that hundreds of women and countless accolades couldn’t and wouldn’t satisfy his life. But instead of looking to God for hope, Solomon relied on Solomon. And he’ll probably pay for that forever.
And the name of that tune’s not even a little bit funny.
So, what’s Your Song gonna be?
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