Blog 2591 – 12.02.2022
Some of the sweetest and most encouraging words that ever came to me are the lines from a Beach Boys song. “Don’t worry, Baby, everything will turn out alright.” They came at a particularly troubling and stressful time in my young life. My dreams were in disarray and the rope of hope that I was desperately holding onto was beginning to fray. The old adage, “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot, and hold on” sized up my situation to a tee. After a few moments of muttering to myself, “Whatever am I gonna do?” The answer came as clear as a bell as if it were a voice from heaven above, “Don’t worry, Baby, everything will turn out alright.”
Some years later I heard almost the same words in one of my most watched movies, Source Code. The plot of the movie is a that an Army Captain, Colter Stevens, is repeatedly sent back to relive eight minutes in time to discover who set off a bomb on a Chicago bound train. He is told he cannot change anything because it has already happened, but that he can observe and find answers to help prevent future terrorist attacks. He meets and falls in love with a young woman on the train and at one point he asks her to tell him, “Everything is gonna be okay.” She does and miraculously it is.
When I saw today’s picture quote yesterday, I knew it would be the spring board for a short piece on these most encouraging words. In our heart of hearts we know how all great stories end, so we do not have to worry about the cursed how(s) we have only to just hold on tight and enjoy the ride. There is a happily ever after awaiting every child of the Universe. If you are not presently enjoying a happily ever after, be encouraging, there is more story to come and I assure you. “Everything is going to be okay.” I have it on the highest authority
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Don’t Worry, Baby