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#974909 added February 5, 2020 at 10:57pm
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Soundtrack of your life: Day 5 - Bridge Over Troubled Water
ʻIdál (Justice), 18 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Title: Bridge Over Troubled Water
Artist: Simon & Garfunkel


Lyrics1

When you're weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes, I'll dry them all (all)
I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you're down and out
When you're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you (ooo)
I'll take your part, oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on silver girl
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
Oh, if you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

It's Wednesday, half-way through the first week of February 2020, and the waters of my life seem to be calming down. I've managed to pay all of the rent, I have enough money--between my checking account and savings account--to pay the bills that are automatically withdrawn. I still have to figure out how to pay the Internet bill and the electric bill, which come due around February 17 and 18. However, I don't think there will be much of a problem taking care of those or arranging payment.

As I was listening to Bridge Over Troubled Water, I got to thinking about the difference between January 2019 and January 2020. This January was stressful, but not as stressful as last January. This year we've only encountered two mice (so far), while last year we encountered ten or eleven in January, alone.

February started out stressful and colder, but I don't think it was more stress full than February 2019. It's colder then it was last year, but not more stressful. March will be stressful, but I don't think it will be more stressful than March 2019. I'll have to wait until March to find out. What has alleviated the stress? Prayer, meditation, and listening to music.

The prayers revealed by the Bab, Baha'u'llah, and 'Abdu'l-Baha are especially helpful in relieving stress. The music I've been listening to the last few days is extremely helpful. True I have to be careful about the type of music I listen to. Blues, Jazz, and spiritual music are good stress relievers because I can set, listen to the music, and get lost. Those types of music also help to encourage my muse.

Baha'u'llah
is my bridge over troubled water.


Footnotes
1  https://www.metrolyrics.com/bridge-over-troubled-water-lyrics-simon-and-garfunke...


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