As with ever New Year, new month, new day, we are AT CHOICE to make it whatever we may. This child’s round carries a profound message and one that I hope you find yourself singing along just for the fun of it and also for the truths shared. In parenthesis are the metaphysical interpretation which is also fun to sing.
ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT (Propel, propel, propel your craft)
Notice the first three words are a call to action – in an orderly fashion.
GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM (Leisurely down the solution)
The idea is to be gentle with yourself – not forceful
MERRILY, MERRILY, MERRILY, MERRILY (Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically)
With joy, laughter and good cheer – a positive attitude is sre to appear and make your world a better place.
LIFE IS BUT A DREAM (Existence is but an illusion)
The challenge here is not to take yourself too seriously. Ease on down the road with a sense of adventure.
The whole idea of this song is a philosophy for living a life that is always moving along – not in a straight line (boring) – but with all the curves and changes a river experiences. If you can ever take a river trip on a raft or small boat where you participate in the action, you will find a greater appreciation for life, nature and the pure joy of being alive.