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Lee (@mindlessfreak30)    2 years ago

Wow my eyes just were opened up to the meaning of the nursery rhyme that I’ve never thought before. I just randomly sang it today…"Row, row, row your boat,Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream". BAM!! "Life is but a dream" it kicked in. Such a strong meaning and yet as a child you don’t really realize it. Its like watching a movie you haven’t seen since you were a kid and now you start noticing all the dirty adult humor that was incorporated in it.

The idea that I got from it was basically row your boat, or your body (vessel) down the stream, meaning life, and direct yourself merrily throughout because after all this is just a dream. Which I’ve heard time and time again that the "true reality" is what lies beyond this life.

Sure enough looking up the nursery rhyme with the help of Wikipedia, its meaning fit to what I had just discovered myself.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Row,_Row,_Row_Your_Boat#Meaning

You may have already realized this for yourself, but this is the first time I actually realized the meaning of the nursery rhyme sung as a child and I figured I’d share how my eyes were opened.

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John OMallen (@omallen)2 years ago ago

XD Just got kicked in the childhood.

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Em (@emily)2 years ago ago

I’ve had this realization myself ;) Good call Lee!!

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Instead of rowing a boat, I’d prefer to fight the power. I know your character if you get it.

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Megan Wilson (@poefan2490)2 years ago ago

The worst for me was figuring out the meaning behind “Ring Around the Rosie”….

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Kyle (@krim98)2 years ago ago

Yes i forgot about this haha. for some reason i dont remember actually reading it up or realizing this form something but somehow i remember knowing this meaning. i wish i knew form what its bugging me lol.

@Megan yeah fucked up huh? ah childhood, so many hidden meanings :)

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Megan Wilson (@poefan2490)2 years ago ago

Well, for me at least, the stories and rhymes I grew up with were largely racist and misogynistic, so loads of fun! And I wonder why it took me so long to wake up to reality….

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Kyle (@krim98)2 years ago ago

It’s like everything is in place to keep you mentally asleep

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Em (@emily)2 years ago ago

^ yup :)

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Kayla (@tangerinesky624)2 years ago ago

wow, never thought of it like this before. awesome realization, lee!

I am decorating an old t-shirt tonight and because of this decided to write on it “life is but a dream”

thanks & much love <3

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Anonymous (@)2 years ago ago

“Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” – Dr. Seuss

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Eric (@blankey)2 years ago ago

Very cool. Reminds me of Bill Hicks talking about life being just a ride.

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Kyle (@krim98)2 years ago ago

@Eric one of my favorites

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