I’d still like to teach the world to sing

How would you improve your community?

If you were a fan of the television series Mad Men and caught the series finale you would have heard a folksy, yet very commercial song from the early ’70s that on occassion, I find myself singing out loud. What song?

I’d like to teach the world to sing (in perfect harmony).” It’s a catchy tune that invokes peaceful, harmonious thoughts while drinking a can of Coca-Cola. You have to laugh at that. Personally, I have to admit to liking (loving) Coke Zero. I drink it first thing in the morning. Often, even before coffee. I keep thinking that they should hire me as a spokesperson, but I also know I don’t necessarily care to be the Coca-Cola girl.

But I digress.

Here’s the deal. Singing, as a community intervention, may seem hokey. However, often when you get people to sing together- whether it’s the National Anthem at a baseball stadium or It’s Raining Men at a club- differences take a back seat. The love of the song. The beat of the melody. The moving lyrics. They can all bring people together. And, can bring people together in a fun way that allows people to feel an authentic moment and emotion.

I’d like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees and snow-white turtle doves
I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I’d like to hold it in my arms and keep it company

So, sing a song. Sing out loud. Sing out strong. Bring others into the fold.

6 replies »

  1. “How to make the World A Better Place?” Well Dear Miriam

    NeW As Coincidence And Or Synchronicity Will Have it Now

    And Late Last Night Then i Used The “Mad Men’s” Version

    Of “I’d Like to Teach The World to Sing In Perfect Harmony”

    Like You Are Using Here Today

    To ‘Drink A Coke’ of Course

    As Lord Knows All of

    What May Get Fully

    Commercialized With
    SMiLes Yet for me at Least

    Burying that Green Stuff and
    Just Watching it Grow Mold STiLL

    in Ease of Securer Financial ‘Institutions’

    As Such i Shall Continue to BREaTHE SMiLes

    in Others Free With A Spiraling Milky Way Dance

    On Store Floors Below in Fact i Just Published 8 Videos

    On YT to Mark A Celebration of 18,000 Miles oF Public Dancing

    All Around my Metro Area And as Far As Tallahassee And Biloxi

    Mississippi in Casino Land And Board Walk Beaches too for the 9 Years
    And 6 Months that took Yet Now i’m Already Up to 18,088 Miles as i am

    A Bit Behind
    Publishing the
    Videos and Finishing Electronically Publishing
    That MacroVerse Celebrating in Long Form Poem

    Free Verse WaY in Around 60,000 Words practically

    Lord Yes Also Half Way Through “Truth Now And Then”

    Per New Title i am Working on Now Too Yet Still Catching

    Up To A Few Curve Balls Along the Way i Am Still Fielding Hehe…

    Oh Yeah i Sing too A Dude From the Church i Visit Who Works at
    At the Belk’s Shoe Department Recognized my Wife By my Singing
    Voice He Referred to As Angelic Vibrating The Walls and Ceilings

    As True When
    i Sneeze it Is


    Like that
    Too Like
    A Shot Gun Blast

    Hehe It’s What Happens

    When there is No Friction
    of the Day Within at Least Just
    Vibration Frequency And Synergy
    of Energy FRiEnDS With Gravity THiS WaY..:)


  2. Used to take my guitar into the Day Hospital from time to time. Day Hospital was an extension programme in the hospital for discharged patients to come back once a week for a few months. That way the nurse running it could ensure ongoing ‘back home’ success and monitor vital signs, well being, etc. Anyways, music? I used to have this song alongside loads more. Dementia patients, in particular, loved music and the singalongs. Your so right in what you say here. Great post. All the best.

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  3. I love the energy of this post! 🎉

    I stopped drinking Coca Cola since it makes my heartbeat quicker. But I see why you like it; it’s difficult to dispute.

    With each random act of kindness, I try my best to enhance the community around me. It’s not much, but a smile here, a helping hand there, and some sound advice may go a long way. It is essential to remember to be the smile of God whenever possible.

    Have a great weekend, Mimi! 🙂 🌷


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