Positive Qualities – Rascally & Sapid

Dear Seekers,
You could be better than you are
You could be riding on a star.
— Jimmy Van Heusen (1913-1990) Composer
It is often about degree. We humans are famous for overdoing it. Once we do, it is often an impulse to control our appetites. A little bit of a Rascally attitude will go a long way, and must be opened up only on those occasions, and with those people, who can appreciate it. Add a bit of Sapid thought to your chocolate this week.
Happy Valentines Day,
Jim
            RASCALLY
Definition: a good‑natured mischievous person; a rogue; a scamp <especially as used jokingly and affectionately>
            SAPID
Definitions: (1) agreeable to the mind; interesting; engaging; (2) savory; having a pleasing taste
Derivation: Latin: “to know,” “to taste,” “to perceive”
Mythological Place: Cawther, the lake of paradise, has sweet and cool waters (in the Koran). Anyone who drinks from it will never thirst again.
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  1. I guess Bing Crosby modified the Jimmy Van Heusen composition somewhat. Here are the Crosby lyrics for Swinging on a Star
    Would you like to swing on a star
    Carry moonbeams home in a jar
    And be better off than you are
    Or would you rather be a mule
    A mule is an animal with long funny ears
    Kicks up at anything he hears
    His back is brawny but his brain is weak
    He’s just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
    And by the way, if you hate to go to school
    You may grow up to be a mule
    Or would you like to swing on a star
    Carry moonbeams home in a jar
    And be better off than you are
    Or would you rather be a pig
    A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
    His shoes are a terrible disgrace
    He has no manners when he eats his food
    He’s fat and lazy and extremely rude
    But if you don’t care a feather or a fig
    You may grow up to be a pig
    Or would you like to swing on a star
    Carry moonbeams home in a jar
    And be better off than you are
    Or would you rather be a fish
    A fish won’t do anything, but swim in a brook
    He can’t write his name or read a book
    To fool the people is his only thought
    And though he’s slippery, he still gets caught
    But then if that sort of life is what you wish
    You may grow up to be a fish
    A new kind of jumped-up slippery fish
    And all the monkeys aren’t in the zoo
    Every day you meet quite a few
    So you see it’s all up to you
    You can be better than you are
    You could be swingin’ on a star

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