“…in a world so full of love, but not enough to go around.”  A World So Full of Love, Roger Miller

I found this song recently listening to some old Roger Miller tunes and it stuck with me.   While Miller is known mostly for his upbeat, funny songs (You Can’t Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd, Dang Me…) he has this gift for writing songs that convey both hope and despair – which this song, this line, certainly does.  That mixed message seems to resound with me, I guess in part because it seems to accurately reflect reality.  In this I am reminded of Max Ehrmann’s closing line in Desiderata:  “With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.”

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