Your Mind’s Circular Thinking

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The Windmills of Your Mind

When Michel Legrand composed this song in the 60’s, we all thought, “How clever!”

Now, it is beginning to look like he was spiritually in touch with why we have such a hard time thinking about anything and everything. Even then, he recognized that we are locked into whatever thoughts have been programmed into our consciousness.

But how do we get ourselves out of the spiral of ‘a wheel within a wheel’? By meditating.

Round like a circle in a spiral,
like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
on an ever spinning reel
Like a snowball down a
mountain, or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that’s turning
running rings around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
in the windmills of your mind!

Like a tunnel that you follow
to a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern
where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving
in a half forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble
someone tosses in a stream
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
in the windmills of your mind!

Keys that jingle in your pocket,
words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly?
Was it something that you said?
Lovers walking along a shore and
leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming
just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway
and the fragment of a song
Half remembered names and faces,
but to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over
in the autumn of good-byes
For a moment you could not
recall the color of his eyes!

Like a circle in a spiral,
like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
on an ever spinning reel
As the images unwind,
like the circles that you find in
The windmills of your mind!

(This is the version that Alison Moyet sang later.)

Here’s the first version that we heard in 1968 in the opening title sequence of The Thomas Crown Affair, sung by Noel Harrison:

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And to give my blog pages something lighter, I'm sharing some of my personal photographs, too.
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