adjust your latitude

you never have to be alone
just sitting on a wet cold stone
your songs shall always be with you
just whistle sing or hum a tune

when shrouded in a dark cloud’s fog
or sliding off a slippery log
remember joys from long ago
a brighter pathway they will show

adjust your latitude
fill your cup with gratitude
tune into the station
that brings you to elation

hear the music within your mind
dance to the rhythm of your spirit
let the spooled up music unwind
paint with every color on your palette

like a lotus in the forest
or a redwood in a lake
brief catalyst or longtime tryst
let will steer the course you take

adjust your latitude
fill your cup with gratitude
tune into the station
that brings you to elation

your heart has been your drummer
every second of your life
body the guitar mind the strummer
intuition plays the fife

so when you find yourself alone
as loopy as a slide trombone
remember you are the whole band
make your music bold and grand

adjust your latitude
fill your cup with gratitude
tune into the station
that brings you to elation

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5 Responses to adjust your latitude

  1. luggagelady says:

    Absolutely and utterly fabulous! Here’s to a lifetime of music both bold and grand!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful mind with the universe! xo

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    • Brad Werner says:

      Thanks! A friend recently flew down to Florida and noted “changes in latitudes; changes in attitudes” (a la Buffett), which sparked the beginning of this. The “lotus in the forest” was inspired by “Why would a lotus hide in the forest?” from Life of Pi.

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      • Brad Werner says:

        Another probable inspiration or seed for this was a video performance of a poem, “How to Be Alone” by Tanya Davis and Andrea Dorfman, which someone shared about a week ago.

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  2. Love it! Definitely captures the tune I have playing quietly inside. Made me smile. A good one!

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