Saturdayâ€™s Warrior. Â My mother always thought since my sister was born on a Saturday during a rain storm this was really fitting. Â Now my sister is 30 years old + it seems a bit odd that Saturday lasted so long. Â Iâ€™m sure in another 20 years this will seem even sillier, and perhaps 20 years after that this movie will go down the memory hole it deserves.
â€œWho are these children coming downâ€ song. Â â€œTrailing clouds of gloryâ€Â comes from a William Wordsworth poem printed in 1919. Â William Wordsworth was a contemporary of Joseph Smith, being born 35 years before Joseph, and dying 6 years after. Â I donâ€™t know if he ever encountered Joseph, or if Joseph read this poem before coming up with the pre-existence, but Wordsworth seems to be talking far more of â€œPotentialâ€ of humans rather than an actual existence before this one, just as the â€œJailâ€ in the next few lines doesnâ€™t imply we all go to a literal prison.
Ah well, why write good lyrics when you can steal them, right?
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