If Ever I Would Leave You

Blog 1000 – 05.20.2018

If Ever I Would Leave You

Another milestone blog today, number One Thousand. I hope to stay at it and not leave you till I have accomplished my goal of writing Ten Thousand Blogs.

Will he make it? Stick around, see, and by all means if I write something that strikes your fancy do share it with a friend.

Today is number five in my series of blogs and Mockingbird songs honoring the 1967 movie Camelot. “If Ever I Would Leave You” is arguably one of the most beautiful love songs ever. There are so very many but it is right up there in my opinion with “My Cup Runneth Over With Love” and “The Last Farewell.” I do so love a good love song.

How often we feel, left, deserted, bereft in this life. And I suppose the most comforting words ever written, spoken, or sung are: “ I am with you always. I will never leave you.” At first glance it seems that Lance was unable to keep his promise to Jenny nor she her promise to Arthur, but we have only to examine the true nature of love to know that loss or being left is not true. For everyone we ever loved or who ever loved us is indeed forever with us, carried in our minds and hearts. And it is that good we should hold on to, the good in ourselves and others, and let all the rest go.

“If ever I would leave you,

How could in be in springtime?

Knowing how in spring I’m bewitched by you so?

Oh, no! Not in springtime

Summer, winter, or fall!

No, never could I leave you at all!”


Your friend and fellow traveler,

“I’m still here, Chief.”

David White

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