Does this sound familiar? A rival does something. You top it – and a song lyric breezes through your mind: “Anything you can do, I can do better!” Or someone predictably gets what’s coming to them and Freddie Mercury singing the title line from Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust!” pops into your head. Are there lines from a poem that occur to you regularly – not just because you like it because it always seems so incredibly apt in so many moments. And so you find yourself saying it repeatedly. Like a mantra.
Words to live by. That’s really what we mean here. Can we think of five “mantras” – lifted from poems, song lyrics, books, movies or wherever mantras come from – that really do come to mind on a regular basis. Maybe that’s the wrong question… maybe the question should be can we KEEP it to just 5 mantras?
This episode really and truly goes pretty much everywhere – in the best way possible. By the time we’re done, Randy and I will touch on Robert Frost, TS Eliot, Andrew Marvell, Groucho Marx, Beowolf, Walker Percy, The Hobbit, Joni Mitchell and the Old Testament. Yeah – a lot of territory gets covered. We think you’ll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed having the conversation.
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