There Was A Boy…

A very strange, enchanted boy

  You will know my age when I tell you that I can sing every word by heart to the old Nat King Cole song, Nature Boy. It has a very mystical, magical quality to it and you can picture a traveler happening upon a young boy, perhaps deep in a jungle or on an tropical island by the sea and he says something that you remember the rest of your life.


 I happened upon a street performer the other day in front of the St Germain des Pres church in Paris. There was a girl playing the flute and the boy had a crytal ball which he moved in such a way that it appeared to float over his arms and hands. For some reason, this song came to mind.


There was a boy
A very strange, enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far
Very far, over land and sea
A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he
And then one day,
One magic day he passed my way
While we spoke of many things
Fools and Kings
This he said to me

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return.


9 thoughts to “There Was A Boy…”

  1. That song evokes a lot of memories for me. Was your nature boy as beautiful in person as he is in the pictures?

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