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Linda,

Your welcome.  I was hooked the first time I heard the song.  It wasn't
until sometime later that I realized it was somehow connected to the
Muppets.   Kermit's always been a hero of mine (I think I identify more
with Gonzo though.), and I'm an unabashed Muppet fan.  I like to laugh and
I like to learn.  When I can do both at the same time...wow!!

Ed.
"When you're falling off a cliff, you might as well TRY to fly.  You have
nothing to lose." Bruce Boxleitner as the character Capt. John Sheridan in
the tv show 'Babylon 5.'


>Thanks, Ed, for your holiday contribution.  I just wondered how many of
>the readers recognized the song you quoted and remembered who sang it?
>It was Kermit.  Hence . . . it's not easy being green!  It's a wonderful
>little song with a lot of meaning.
>
>--Linda  :-)
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>On Tue, 26 Nov 1996, Ed Ketz wrote:
>
>> Hi Folks,
>>
>> Kathleen's newsletter question got me "ruminatin" and "cogitatin" about
>> life and related subjects.  Couldn't think of a real clever holiday wish
>> for you, so I dug into my "There really IS a point to all this." file and
>> found this.  Enjoy.
>>
>> Green (Bein' Green)
>> Words and Music by Joe Raposo
>>
>> It's not that easy bein' green,
>> Having to spend each day the color of leaves;
>> When I think it could be nicer bein' red or yellow or gold,
>> or something much more colorful like that.
>> It's not easy bein' green;
>> It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things,
>> And people tend to pass you over,
>> 'cause you're not standing out
>> Like flashy sparkles on the water or stars in the sky.
>> But green is the color of spring,
>> And green can be cool and friendly-like,
>> And green can be big like an ocean
>> or important like a mountain or tall like a tree.
>> When green is all there is to be,
>> It could make you wonder why,
>> but why wonder,
>> why wonder?
>> I am green and it'll do fine;
>> It's beautiful,
>> and I think it's what I want to be.
>>