The Bare Necessities

I’ve been doing a lot of travel around Ontario lately.  It’s been great.  And it’s been other adjectives too: beautiful, hot, humbling, awe-inspiring to name a few.  During my time away from home, I have found myself with a persistent ear worm – The Bare Necessities from Disney’s The Jungle Book.  Maybe that’s because it’s upbeat, and a good song for walking along (can’t you just imagine me sing-stepping through the touristy crowds with this song in my head?).  But maybe also because it reminds me that wherever I wander, wherever I roam, I have the bare necessities of life right at home.  Thank you, Mowgli and Baloo for these profound words.

Look for the bare necessities

The simple bare necessities

Forget about your worries and your strife

I mean the bare necessities

Old Mother Nature’s recipes

That brings the bare necessities of life


Wherever I wander, wherever I roam

I couldn’t be fonder of my big home

The bees are buzzin’ in the trees

To make some honey just for me

When you look under the rocks and plants

And take a glance at them fancy ants

And then maybe, well, try a few

The bare necessities of life will come to you

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